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Urban Homesteading: 15 Ways to Go Green in the City

The word “homesteading” brings to mind adventurous settlers rushing to stake their claim on lands out west in the 1800s. You might think of homesteaders as Little House on the Prairie-types who reject modern technology and conveniences in favor of cows, sows, and plows.  But modern homesteading simply means embracing a lifestyle that values sustainability over […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Iowa City Neighborhoods and Suburbs

Iowa City is a wonderful place to live; Livability.com currently ranks Iowa City as #2 out of the top 100 best places to live for 2017. This City of Literature, with a population of roughly 70,000, is a small but bustling college town packed to the brim with arts and culture. The University of Iowa and University [...]
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Choosing an Iowa City Neighborhood: A Mom’s Guide to Solon

When you’re planning to move to a new city, one of the difficult choices you’ll have to make is deciding which part of town to live in. Because the Iowa City metro area includes not only a wide variety of fantastic neighborhoods but also many surrounding small towns, that choice is even more complicated. But don’t stress. The […]

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Iowa City Holiday Guide 2016

Welcome to Iowa City Moms Blog's Holiday Guide 2016! We love our city, and we love the holidays, so what could be better than the combination of the two?! To make planning your holidays simple and stress-free, we’ve created and compiled these posts to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Each of the below [...]
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Top Ten Children’s Books for Ages 2-5

The research is clear. Reading aloud to children is one of the single most important things a parent can do to encourage language development and build a solid foundation for success in school and beyond. Not only that, but regularly reading to young children literally changes their brains, causing more activity in the areas of […]

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Confess, Apologize, Change: A Mother’s Paradigm for Social Justice

Our country is in turmoil. News stories pile up on top of each other, tragedies upon tragedies, more pain and violence than anyone can fully understand or bear. People are hurting, desperate, misunderstood, afraid, and marginalized. There is a virtual war, in which real, human people are assembling into rigid, polarized groups and launching angry, accusatory words […]

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