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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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Team Motherhood

We all started out with a game plan. From that first moment when we gasped in surprise at the pregnancy test in the early morning hours, we began to make our plan. We read the books. We formed our opinions. We made lists, adopted strategies, and crafted plans for what we would do IF and […]

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It’s the Little Things: Finding Love in the Beautiful Minutiae

It’s the little things. Ten tiny baby toes, soft and pudgy, toenails so small they might as well be glitter. White onesies, hanging from the clothesline in a neat row, swaying and dancing in the breeze against a backdrop of green. Baby cheeks, smooth and soft as unbaked dinner rolls, heavy and pink from slumber. […]

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