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20 Things I Want My Children to Understand About Christmas

“What’s on your Christmas list this year?” It’s a question that I have heard regularly all month long. I’ve been asked by my husband, my parents, my friends and colleagues. I’ve asked the same question to my husband, our daughter, my parents, my brother, my in-laws, our nieces and nephews, our friends, and my colleagues. […]

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Making Magic Easy – Elf Donuts and Reindeer Food

The MAGIC of the holidays… what does that even mean?  Maybe you’re one of those people who loves to go above and beyond when it comes to making Christmas magical. Maybe you’re just trying to find easy, cheap ways to keep your kids entertained indoors. Maybe Hopefully, you are just focusing on creating memories. Either way, you’re […]

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Holiday Bucket List: Making Christmas Magical, Fun, and Organized

Scheduling is super important in my household.  My husband’s work schedule varies with nights and weekends, so in order for us to get errands run and make time for family fun, date nights, and more, we schedule things out to keep this mama sane and to be sure we actually leave the house for more […]

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Shop Local: Iowa City Holiday Shopping Guide

One of the many fabulous qualities of Iowa City is the abundance of locally-owned shops, restaurants, and businesses.  One of the many fabulous qualities of the people that live here is our dedication to supporting our neighbors.  Today the Iowa City Moms Blog team came together to share some of our favorite places to shop local […]

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Stuff to Say No To This Holiday Season

However you celebrate the holidays–and even if you don’t celebrate them at all–the “holiday season” is a demanding time of year. Being a mom is hard enough without the added pressure of the holiday season. The commercial trappings. The office parties. The classroom parties. Family gatherings. Baking. Decorating. Gift-giving. The extended break from school that can […]

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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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Because It’s All About That Pan.

Tonight I’m making enchiladas. One of our favorite meals. It’s simple, and yummy, and we can eat the leftovers for days because let’s face it, our small children prefer a cheese quesadilla from the microwave and therefore the entire pan is left for my husband and I.  But tonight, I’m making two pans.  One will […]

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