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I Pay My Kids to Read

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This is not click-bait, I really do pay my kids to read. For a long time, before bed, we had a great routine. Brush teeth, go potty, put on pjs, snuggle, read, sing songs, go to bed. Somehow we lost it. 2020...
I have rarely wished for straight hair, but there are periods of time when I am more at peace with the state of my curls. Having a bunch of kids in a relatively short period has led to dryer strands...
As parents, we know how much our children LOVE playing and snuggling furry (and even scaly) friends. "Can we get a puppy?" or "I want a pet!" are phrases that we hear all too often. Pets are a huge...
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...
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,...
On December 14, 2012, a mass shooting occurred that shook me to my very core. Why was I so affected? I didn't know any of the victims or their families. Until that day, I'd never even heard of Newtown,...
While life is grand, it sure can be chaotic as a mom. Since life is definitely too short to do things the long way, I compiled all the ICM writers' favorite mom hacks to share with you. We're covering...
Motherhood is chaotic. Plain and simple. We are constantly pulled in several directions at once when all we want to do is sit and catch our breath. It doesn’t matter how many kids we have or how old they...
It’s so hard when your little one is sick and you’re not sure what to do. Recently I went through a scary ordeal with a sick kiddo and a middle of the night ER visit. Thankfully nothing was seriously...
I think it is safe to say that as moms, we have our fair share of laundry to tackle. With kids, come messes! I've found myself on Google several times looking for tips, tricks, and hacks for stains. And...

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An Open Love Letter to Hawkeye Basketball

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Long before Iowa City Moms began, long before I was a wife and a mom, even long before I was a student at the...