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...
Recently, we embarked on a road trip to visit the chess capital of the United States. Unless you are part of the chess community, you and many other folks may be unaware that the city of St. Louis is...
Football and family are synonymous, right? In Iowa City, Hawkeye football games offer much more than the stereotypical college experience. There are many options available to keep the family fun going before, during, and after the game. Grab your favorite black...
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...
It's hot, it's sunny, your kids are restless...IT'S TIME TO MAKE A SPLASH! The Iowa City area has some great pools and splash pads where you can cool off, but each has its own pros and cons, depending on the...
Nothing says summer like a trip to the beach.  Sun + sand + water = hours of fun for all.  Even though we are far from the coasts here in landlocked Iowa, we are lucky to have a number...
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...
Summer and baseball are synonymous. Hawkeye baseball and softball seasons typically end in May, but a family friendly day at the ballpark can still be found just 25 miles north of Iowa City on I-380 at Veterans Memorial Stadium, home...
There is something special about summer in Iowa City.  Throw your lawn chairs in the trunk, grab the sunblock, and enjoy a jam-packed season of festivals, farmers’ markets, and food.  There are just too many events to include them all, but...

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Guide to Swimming and Safety in the Iowa City Area During...

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When I think about summers growing up, I immediately think about swimming. My grandparents had an amazing in-ground pool and hot tub. I learned...