Passionate About Iowa City
and the Moms Who Live Here.

Family RSS feed for this section

cover photo

Think Outside the Lunch Box – Tips and Tricks for Packing School Lunch

Between the glue sticks and the composition notebooks, we find our fellow moms. We will meet up again in the aisle alongside the colored folders. Together, we help decipher our supply lists and figure out which ones are the plastic, 2-pocket folders with brads/prongs. We will try to hide our frustration as we struggle, for […]

Continue Reading 1
free and cheap summer movies iowa city featured

Free & Cheap Summer Movies in the Iowa City Area (+ Free Printable!)

Summer is here and the kids are home! It’s a great time for lots of family activities. But all those fun experiences can start to get a little pricey. We’re lucky, though, because here in the Iowa City area, we have tons of opportunities to catch a family movie or see a film with just [...]
Continue Reading 0
OrderUp

OrderUp: A Busy Mom’s Best Friend {Sponsored Post}

As moms, the word “busy” really is not enough to describe our usual schedule. One of the recurring items on our to-do list is to feed our families. Every darn day these people want to eat! Some days it’s a joyous event involving all your loved ones in the kitchen and ending with a triumphant […]

Continue Reading 0
Not Your Mother's Cookout_ A Sum

Not Your Mother’s Cookout: A Summer Side Dish Recipe Round-Up

In case anyone was still wondering after the sweltering weekend we just experienced in Iowa City….summer has arrived in the Midwest! I’m a transplant from the Pacific Northwest (read: this humidity kills me every time!), so I’m constantly looking for ways to cope with the heat and humidity. With food. I grew up with jello […]

Continue Reading 2
motherwant4

8 {FREE!} Things Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

If you type “Mother’s Day gift ideas” into Google Shopping, you will get a long list of the latest and greatest things that Mom “needs” this Mother’s Day.  Suggestions cover all areas of the retail spectrum, from necklaces and wind chimes, to personalized knick knacks and this Mother’s Day Brunch gift basket.  (Although I’m having a hard […]

Continue Reading 0
10409736_893365610690541_2188891876116662340_n2

The Sing Me To Heaven Foundation: Serving Grieving Parents

Losing a child is heartbreaking. When Jennifer Ambrose lost her daughter, Natalie, (who was nearly 6) to Mitochondrial Disease, it was hard. It was such a new disease that they couldn’t pinpoint what kind of mitochondrial disease she had. She had a 50/50 chance of ever finding out what kind she had.  Natalie was given […]

Continue Reading 2