It’s October and starting to finally feel like Fall. For once, I have the daughter’s costume almost completed, only needing to get one to two more items. To get you prepared for the festivities ahead, here is a list...
Nothing says fall like a walk through a sunny orchard with your family to select the perfect pumpkin or fill your basket with ripe apples! Get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall weather by visiting area you-pick pumpkin patches and...
I have grown to LOVE and look forward to the Iowa State Fair each year, even though I am not a native Iowan (Shhh!). The state fair slogan is spot on: Nothing Compares! It's true! The State Fair is...
Looking to beat the heat, get out of the cold, or do something indoors to entertain the kiddos?  No matter what season of Iowa weather or motherhood, there are many options for indoor fun in the area.  Iowa City Locations Tot...
Downtown Iowa City is kid friendly. Sometimes this community's robust, cultural hub can get a bad rap as a college bar district, upscale restaurant scene, or a no man’s land for minivan parking. These are myths. The Ped Mall...
Happy summer, everyone! The best things about summer are the simplest, aren't they? We made a list of all the sweet, simple memories from our childhood summers that we want to share with our kids, and put them into...
Summer is here! Moms tend to love it or dread it. If you're like me, I love certain things about it but kind of dread some things as well. As a mom of a child who thrives with routines...
A couple of years ago I read this awesome post on another City Mom's Blog site. Just to give you a quick summary, the author described a decision she made with her husband to eschew the traditional gauntlet of...
Whether you are new in town or have been here for years but need some new ideas, we’d love to share a few of our favorite things to do and places to go in the Iowa City area with...
Welcome to Iowa City Moms' Blog's guide to summer camps in the Iowa City area! When school is out for the summer, parents need a safe place for their kids to learn, explore, make memories, and try new things. Of...

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Where to See Santa in the Iowa City Area

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It's that time of year again — when Santa and his reindeer start making appearances all over the Iowa City area. Last year, he...