We are going on eight months of a global pandemic in our country. Remember when we were all just kind of in a flurry of Tiger King and pajama days? Yeah, I barely do, too. It feels like a...
Plans are well underway for our 6th annual Bloom: Moms Morning Out, and although everything is looking very different this year, we are (as always) so excited for this event!  This year's Co-Hosts are University of Iowa Stead Family Children's...
6:30 a.m. My alarm goes off. I need to pee but can’t bring myself to unravel from the cocoon of my comforter. I should also shower. I should have showered last night, but I fell asleep on the couch and...
Just recently, I was at Costco for my weekly grocery run. After unloading my groceries into my van, I noticed a woman in the parking lot struggling to get an awkward shaped, heavy box out of her cart into...
You’ve met the American Girls of history — Kit Kittredge, who weathered hard times with grit and gratitude during the Great Depression. Melody Ellison, who lifted her voice for fairness and freedom in 1963. Kaya, the Native America, who...
I don’t think I’ve ever been so thankful that I have been extra-diligent about our budget this year. This derecho storm was not in our plans — but really when is an emergency planned? But we had actually been...
I gave birth in the middle of a pandemic. I write this as my newborn sleeps peacefully on my chest. The weight of her tiny body a reminder of what I accomplished during a very stressful time for so many. It...
A few weeks ago, many of us had never heard of a derecho. Now, the Iowa City community has learned that vocabulary lesson all too well, with 100+ mile per hour winds rolling through, leaving mass destruction behind....
Let's do a little catching up with this pandemic edition of Currently! Currently I am . . . Reading: You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain. Doing: Yoga online with Muddy Feet Yoga. Driving: to...
Special thanks to our partners at Diventures for sharing their expertise and giving us a great list of tips to keep our kids safe in the water this summer, and moving forward.    Summer is in full swing, and let's be...

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Iowa City Area Guide to Family Holiday Activities: 2020 Edition

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As with everything else in this crazy year that is 2020, holiday events – and therefore this holiday guide – will look a bit...