I think it's safe to say that all kids love The Iowa Children's Museum. As a parent I'm so excited for a new way to enjoy the museum from home during these unique times. The new Play Packs are...
If you are like me — hiking is a great escape. It's free, it boosts our mental state, it gives us exercise, and it's basically homeschooling because we look at birds and moss and stuff. However, many of the nearby trails...
Welcome to Iowa City Moms' guide to summer camps in the Iowa City area! When school is out for the summer, parents need a safe place for their kids to learn, explore, make memories, and try new things. Of...
On a Saturday morning a few weeks ago, I texted a mom friend to see if she wanted to meet up at Dodge Street Coffeehouse. It opens early, has great coffee, and has a small play area, so it's...
It’s that time of year. No, not the most wonderful time of the year. For me, it’s the opposite. This is the un-festive part of winter, when all the cheerful December activities have been over for weeks and it’s...
Raise your hand if you love a fun girls' weekend? I know I do! Yet, the girls' weekends are fewer and farther between than they were before I had children. These days it takes a lot of coordination and...
Year after year Iowa City is ranked as one of the best places to live in the country, and its vibrant business district is always featured as a top trait. This is exactly why you should look no further...
It's the season of back-to-school, football games, changing leaves, and shorter days, with Halloween just around the corner. Here’s our “All Things Fall” guide to family-friendly activities in the Iowa City area and Corridor, brought to you by Hancher....
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...

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Juneteenth Events in the Iowa City Area

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June 19th is Juneteenth, known as the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. On June 19, 1865, Union...