Christmas time is right around the corner, and one of my favorite memories to make each year is a great picture of my kids with the big man in the red suit. We at Iowa City Moms are good...
The beginning of another school year has arrived. A milestone that, for many parents, is not only a celebration but a marker of time passed. Last day of school pictures compared to first day of school pictures; record of...
Breastfeeding can be hard, and for a new mom it can feel challenging to figure out breastfeeding on the go. In all 50 states a woman is allowed to breastfeed in any public or private place she is allowed...
I’m getting really sick of covering for this Tooth Fairy person. She’s no-showed on us more times than I can count. She’s late for almost every tooth. I’ve had to make some crazy excuses for her. I’m getting pretty...

Tools for Feelings

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Fact: Kids are highly emotionally attuned.  They feel their feelings, they recognize their feelings, and usually they aren't afraid to have them.  In fact, we could all learn a thing or two from them.  But where they definitely need...
When I tell people everything I’ve been through in the last two years, they usually ask how I’m still standing. Some days I can’t believe it myself. But when I reflect on how I have gotten through it all,...
I’ve seen several recent posts on some of the local Facebook groups from moms who are struggling to meet and form friendships with other moms. This is a problem I think about a lot. Lately, though, I’ve been wondering...
With warmer weather making it’s way back to the midwest this spring, many are looking forward to spending more time outside. As a runner, this time of year usually involves enjoying more running (and walking) outdoors, and maybe even...
“It gets better.” “There’s life after divorce.” These were things said to me in the early-going of the divorce process. I only sort of believed them, and only from the people who had already been there. But I also believed somehow,...
Summertime is the best time--it means fun in the sun, places to go, and taking advantage of the warmer weather. However, these sunny days can also be dangerous, particularly when it comes to vehicles and children. In 2022 alone,...

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Kicking Clutter to the Curb

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It’s well into the new year, and one of the things that’s always on my goal list is to declutter and organize my home....

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