Before kids, diaper changes scared me the most about parenthood. (We can all pause and laugh at a younger me!) I had a weak stomach and dry-heaved when changing litter…how was I going to deal with lots of diapers? Over...
Comfort, style, and affordability: for me, that's the trifecta of qualities I've been searching for in a pair of ballet flats.   As a librarian, I'm on my feet all day, and I've been searching - literally for years - for...
Darling Girl, I can't believe your time as a preschooler has come to pass. Everyone told me it would go quickly, and of course they were right. I didn't want to believe them. I mean, three years is a long...
Of all the battles that occur on playgrounds around the nation, few can be more contentious than this age old question: "Is it okay for kids to climb up the slide the "wrong way"? It seems like this is one of...
My oldest son graduated from high school and I don’t know how to feel. Since he’s my first, I’ve had a lot of people asking about my feelings. The initial congratulations on his graduation are followed up with the question,...
Time to get real about our health, mamas.  We put ourselves on the back burners so many times–am I right? Our little people demand things, and if you're anything like me, you are so exhausted fulfilling their needs and...
Do you also have a partner that you think is the best dad ever but you are stumped on a gift idea for Father’s Day? Look below for some ideas you can snag from around downtown Iowa City! Beer Connoisseur A...
Graduation ceremonies tend to have a certain sameness to them. The caps, the gowns, the "Pomp and Circumstance." In fact, I was sort of discouraging grandparents from coming to my daughter Rachel's grad ceremony, because I figured it would...
Memorial Day is a day observed in May to remember those who’ve died in active military service. It’s not a day to thank a vet for their service, but a day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice–their life for...
This signature event has become a favorite for local mothers, and we always look forward to gathering together for a few hours of learning, socializing, and fun. The 6th annual Bloom: A Mini Conference for Moms did not disappoint,...

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Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches in the Iowa City Corridor

Nothing says fall like a walk through a sunny orchard with your family to select the perfect pumpkin or fill your basket with ripe...