Are you like me - do you love the holidays? I am a total sucker for Hallmark Christmas Movies, festive music on the radio, holiday lights and decorations, and basically all things red & green! We are lucky to...
I would have loved a manual on how to raise my kids when I took them home from the hospital.  Literally, a step-by-step guide on each of them.  Since this magical manual does not exist, I had to find...
School is back in session, football season is here, and Halloween is just around the corner. Fall can be a busy time, but there's also so much to enjoy in our area. Get your calendars ready, and choose a...
Nearly three years ago my older son introduced us to the slippery slope of YouTube videos for children. We were suddenly immersed in a world of bright colors, choppy animation, and high-pitched songs. Many tunes were childhood standards: Wheels on...
Toddlers...too young for group swim lessons (bless their hearts), but old enough to be curious about the water. That tricky combination could make any parent feel as though they're in aquatic limbo. Luckily there are easy moves you can...
It seemed entirely silly. That’s how I felt as I checked the box and paid the fee to reserve our spaces for a four-week mommy-and-me yoga session at our community recreation center. Yoga, to me, is supposed to be a...
Travel with young children is no easy task, especially when said kiddo is a teething toddler who just learned the powerful world no and somehow can shriek it in three different languages. That’s no, nein, and nee, for those keeping...
Hooray! We survived the Holidays! All of the recycling from the Christmas toy explosion has been taken away, that Elf is stuffed somewhere in the garage, and the tree is on the curb (or maybe it’s still up…this is a Judgement...
Halloween is such a great little holiday. There's not a whole lot of buildup, pressure, or hoopla–just one night of costumes and candy, with some spooky stuff thrown in for good measure. While I am a true holiday enthusiast...
I’m terrible at making magic for my kids.  Santa gets (burnt) break-and-bake cookies, a Leprechaun has never snuck into our house and turned a gallon of milk green, and the only fireworks we watch are from the neighborhood hooligans...

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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...