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The Women I Know : A Celebration of Diversity and Strength

We’ve all heard about so-called “mommy wars,” in which mothers argue over the choices they’ve made, their parenting practices, and deeply held beliefs. Supposedly, moms cling so tightly to their choices and beliefs that they alienate and criticize other mothers’ choices and beliefs. It’s a back-and-forth, never-budging battle over who is right and therefore, who […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Summer In Iowa City

Is there anything more glorious than summertime in Iowa City?! From our world-renowned festivals and farmers' markets, to our bustling evenings of live music in the Ped Mall, there is a limitless supply of fun-in-the-sun for folks of all ages.  We want your summer to be as easy and breezy as a walk in the sunshine, [...]
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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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