We’re five months into the COVID-19 pandemic and there are no signs of it going away any time soon. (Related: wear your masks, please! It’s a simple, scientifically supported solution for slowing the spread). One of the things that has...
This year was, in all likelihood, the only summer I will ever spend at home with my kids.  I wish I had been able to fully enjoy it. I hope, in hazy memories, my kids will think of these three...
What a year! When I was journaling over winter break at the end of 2019, I wrote down some goals and dreams for myself and my family. I had plans and ideas. Three months into the year and all...
I wish this pandemic had never happened. I don’t think I’m alone in thinking this. I have days where I sit in my favorite chair, sighing deeply as I think about what is going on outside of the walls...
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Where do you stand? If you find yourself in relative comfort...
Raise your hand if you've struggled through sleepless nights with your kids at one point or another. Now, for the 99.9% of you who have your hand up, we've got some great news! Today we're chatting with Meredith Brough,...
As you may have heard, Disney announced Thursday it would be closing Disneyland and Walt Disney World for the rest of March. The announcement joined a growing list of cancellations ranging from South by Southwest (SXSW) to the NCAA...
Coronavirus. When you hear the word, what does it make you think and how does it make you feel? At first, I felt like this is no big deal. It will pass. The media is blowing this way out...
Most of us don’t live in multi-million dollar mansions, marry celebrities, and wear only high-end designer clothing as many of the “Real Housewives” do. Why? Because we’re the Real Moms of Johnson County! But who are we? How old are...
As a child, I was skinny. I remember I had a purple skirt that I was able to wear from age four until age 11. The only thing that changed was the length — my legs kept getting longer until...

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Iowa City Area Guide to Family Holiday Activities: 2020 Edition

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As with everything else in this crazy year that is 2020, holiday events – and therefore this holiday guide – will look a bit...