When the pandemic forced schools to shut down last spring, we had to shift gears quickly and find a way to educate our oldest child from home. Our kitchen table quickly became schoolwork headquarters. It wasn't perfect, but like...
Summer has come to an end and now it is time to prepare for the school year. This year might look a little different . . . and because of that six of our Iowa City Moms contributors are sharing...
As I sit here and write this piece, I am filled with so many emotions. On any given moment, I go from being excited to sad, to frustrated to joyful. Let me explain. You see my second child is...
Ok, mom tribe. I have to get something off my chest, and based on some of the posts I’ve seen in local Facebook mom groups, I am going to get lit up for this unpopular opinion, but here it...
When my son started kindergarten, it felt like stepping into a new city without a map. I could read the street signs, but it was difficult to navigate a new landscape of school culture, traditions and language.  I was...
Mornings are usually a little chaotic around our house. I have one child who bounds out of bed, ready to begin the day and another who needs a little time to herself. Before I can even get both girls...
Ahhhh, back-to-school time is here!  That means backpacks, lunchboxes, homework, and.....car line!  Anyone who has dropped off or picked up a child in the elementary school car line knows that learning the procedure can take some practice, and can...
You fought through the aisles to hunt down the exact school supplies as listed. You made sure the pencils are sharpened and the glue sticks are plenty. You coordinated the first day of school outfits with your child’s unique style in...
School School is not just about classes. It’s a chance to try new things. To meet new people. To expand your horizons.  But your scholarships are dependent on good grades, so please study a lot. Or take Grandpa's advice and flunk...
My oldest (8) has always been known as a social butterfly. Just like my husband and I, it comes naturally to her to spark up conversation and to make friends. So of course we weren't worried (too much) when...

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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...