My daughter just turned five which means I’ve officially been parenting for half a decade. Before I had Kate, I wanted all the advice I could get my hands on from more seasoned mothers. All of this advice was...
They were everywhere. Lurking beyond every corner. Hiding behind every door. They even showed up in my sleep, with their cries playing an endless loop in my nightmares. I was not being haunted by ghosts or chased by monsters....
I am the mom of an amazing trio. We laugh, we play, we explore, we learn, we argue, and we are loud.  I love it and would not have it any other way. Life is busy and chaotic. In...
Did you recently have one of those days? A day where you felt like you weren't really winning at the whole mom gig? A day where you thought all the other moms have it together while you're just trying...

The Year of the “No”

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Education is a top priority in our home, as it is for many. My husband and I are both educators. We are the type of parents that attend EVERY school event that our children are involved in. That's why...
Playing music is the first thing I remember being good at. I started playing at the end of 4th grade, and in 6th grade, I was first chair clarinet. I should probably worry that this is one of my...
“Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” You may remember that song from your childhood. I know I do. I often think back over my life and people who have crossed my...
The leaves are turning, the temperatures are cooling off, and we're seeing a LOT more black & gold around town!  This can only mean one thing: it's time for some Iowa Hawkeyes football! Whether you've lived in Iowa City your...
If you spend any time on parenting pages, you'll quickly learn there are a few phrases that are, well...discouraged.  In general, it's preferable to not comment on someone's body ("Are there twins in there?"), time management ("What do you...
The other day I was watching a mom with her kids and thinking about how “put together” she seemed. On that same day I had a different mom comment to me that she looked up to me because I...

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Iowa City Preschool Guide 2020

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Welcome to the Iowa City Moms Preschool Guide 2020! Searching for the right place for your child to learn and grow can be overwhelming,...

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