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A Mom’s Guide to Iowa City Moms Blog

If you are reading this, first of all we want to say THANK YOU!  We are so glad you’re here, following all things ICMB and involving your families in our local events.  When we started this blog almost four years ago, our mission was clear:  to share this journey of motherhood with moms who “get […]

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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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We Feel You: A Note From Your Child’s Teacher

You’ve purchased all of the school supplies your child needs. Their backpack is full and ready to go. Your child’s favorite lunch foods are packed, and you even had time to stick a little love note for them in their lunch. They have on the perfect outfit for their first day, and you have a […]

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We Survived Preschool!

We did it! We made it through his first year of school with minimal bruising and no broken bones. And now we get to celebrate with summer vacation… wait, what? I was a school mom for the first time and survived being on someone else’s schedule. It’s been a decade (yikes) since I graduated from college, and I’ve […]

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Transforming Lunchtime

For three years I have been packing a cold lunch almost daily for my daughter. It’s become a hobby of mine… a bit of an obsession you might say. I have made countless themed lunches, but let’s get real for a second– It’s April! The school year is almost over and I’m already excited about […]

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Attitude Adjustment: 5 Tips For Better Behavior

Have you ever had one of those days when no matter what you say, your child (conveniently) does not hear you? You could be talking as loud as your voice allows, doing hand gestures to express yourself, while repeating yourself over and over, yet they don’t respond. It’s infuriating, isn’t it? Or how about the […]

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