Passionate About Iowa City
and the Moms Who Live Here.

Author Archive | Dawn

Cut the Cord- Life without Television

Cut the Cord: Life Without Television

Fishing poles, enchanted cow sharks, and pretend fish bait.  Our eight- and five-year-old kids were being supervised through the windows overlooking our backyard. My husband, Bryan, was called out to fix the broken fishing pole, and he overheard most of the story that was developing as they played. It turns out that when one has enchanted […]

Continue Reading 2
3 Colorful and Fun, Easy Activities to Celebrate Leprechaun Day

3 Colorful, Fun, and Easy Activities to Celebrate Leprechaun Day

Back when I was an in-home child care provider, I attended a training that was focused on play-based learning. The speaker told us all about this really fun experience she’d had with her children, all centered around St. Patrick’s Day, only they called it, “Leprechaun Day.” Thinking about mischievous leprechauns seems to be more exciting for those young […]

Continue Reading 0
where-to-find-a-christmas-tree-farm-holiday-guide-3

Christmas Tree Farms near Iowa City

It is the most wonderful time of the year! We started our family traditions with Halloween trick-or-treating with the neighbors, followed by delicious chili and candy-trading. Thanksgiving follows closely behind, and then next up is getting the family Christmas Tree!  There aren’t many Christmas tree farms in our area, but what we lack in number, we make […]

Continue Reading 2