A few weeks ago on my favorite podcast (hey, Armchair Expert!) I heard Busy Philipps explain the social media policy she uses with her pre-teen/teenage daughters. Busy gets her daughters' permission before posting any pictures of them on social...
Over the last few months, I’ve been trying to clean up my Facebook account. I don’t mean "clean up" like there is anything in there to hide: my life is terribly uninteresting, I’m generally a pretty boring person, and...
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...
Four or five years ago, my aunt started a social media challenge. She tagged a couple of her friends in her photo of herself wearing a dress and added hashtags, like #AcceptTheFakeChallenge, #InAprilWeWearDresses, and #DoWhateverYouWant. I had not been wearing...
The Scene Spring break; a six-year-old, three-year-old, and two parents; and a 19-hour car ride (as projected by Google Maps, without stops). ROAD TRIP! The Task Come up with things to keep both kids happy and quiet in a small space for a...
Hablas Ingles? Yo hablo Ingles. These were two of my ‘go to’ phrases that I commonly used during the first few months after our recent move to Madrid. I was mortified to speak to anyone in public. I would make my...
Over the course of this week I, along with many parents of young children, have gotten some pretty disturbing information about a character called "Momo" who is supposedly appearing in videos geared towards children on YouTube and YouTube kids....
Updated March 7, 2021 If you're moving to or building a new home, or if you're just thinking of ways to make your life in your current house easier, consider the possibilities of a "smart home". Local Iowa City area...
  There was a time in my life when I thought I’d NEVER give up my paper planner or other paper-based methods of organizing and life-management. You see, I’m not really a “techy” person. I’m not typically going to have...
Can't face another day of playing indoors because it's too cold to play outside? We've got you. Go check out one of these free or cheap movies playing in Iowa City and Coralville! There are lots of great options...

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Guide to Coffee Shops in the Iowa City Area

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The Iowa City area has a great selection of locally owned, unique coffee shops and cafes. If you are looking for the perfect place...