I’m about as non-sporty a mom as you’ll find. But, my kids love sports and I love my kids. So I spend a lot of time on the sidelines watching them in their sports of choice. And, as you...
Whether you are looking for advice on the best methods for potty training or just want someone to commiserate and tell you that, yes, potty training is hard, but your kid will undoubtedly know how to use the toilet...
Moving to Iowa City meant a new expense in our monthly budget: parking. Within my first week at University of Iowa, I was lucky to find an off-campus private business that leased spots in their parking lot. The owner...
During our first year living abroad in Spain we’ve had many firsts. Unfortunately one of those firsts was NOT an enjoyable experience: Piojos, which translates to…lice.  My youngest daughter had woken up one morning and would NOT stop itching her head....
Downtown Iowa City is kid friendly. Sometimes this community's robust, cultural hub can get a bad rap as a college bar district, upscale restaurant scene, or a no man’s land for minivan parking. These are myths. The Ped Mall...
It's hot, it's sunny, your kids are restless...IT'S TIME TO MAKE A SPLASH! The Iowa City area has some great pools and splash pads where you can cool off, but each has its own pros and cons, depending on the...
Remember back when you made those New Year's resolutions or goals? How are you coming with those? Have they fizzled out? Are you going strong and still feeling good about them? I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions, goals,...
Prior to moving to Madrid from Cedar Rapids, our family lived in a two-story colonial style home with a fenced-in backyard. I loved our home and it was perfect for our family of four. It was just the right...
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...
Chances are, if you’re pregnant, you are somewhat like me–worrying about the future and trying to plan ahead. As I get closer and closer to my due date, the one thing I constantly think of is my hospital bag....

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Guide to Swimming and Safety in the Iowa City Area During...

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When I think about summers growing up, I immediately think about swimming. My grandparents had an amazing in-ground pool and hot tub. I learned...