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...
A few years ago I shared some of my favorite podcasts by moms. Since then, I've added several to my regular downloads and they have become the soundtrack to my week. I listen to them when I'm packing lunches...
The first time that I had shrimp ceviche was a couple years ago during a trip to central Florida. My very first bite of this delicious dish invoked long lost memories of childhood when I lived on an island...
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...
A couple of years ago I read this awesome post on another City Mom's Blog site. Just to give you a quick summary, the author described a decision she made with her husband to eschew the traditional gauntlet of...
The ants go marching one by one... I hate insects. I really do. I can be ever-so-slightly dramatic when I spot them inside my home. So when everyone begins to bask in the glow of sunshine and warm temperatures, I...
One of the best kept secrets during the summer months in Johnson County are local CSAs. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a system of food distribution that is based on relationships between local farmers and consumers. The basic idea...
Welcome to Iowa City Moms' Blog's 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...
The polar vortex is bearing down upon us. My daughter has had a very long impromptu break from school. The house is a disaster. And I am completely EXHAUSTED. So I have decided it's time for a little positive...

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