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Making Magic: Tips & Tricks for Stress-Free Sensory Play

I’m terrible at making magic for my kids.  Santa gets (burnt) break-and-bake cookies, a Leprechaun has never snuck into our house and turned a gallon of milk green, and the only fireworks we watch are from the neighborhood hooligans setting them off in the field behind our house.  I envy those Pinterest moms that transform […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Fall in Iowa City

Fall officially begins on September 22, but let's be honest–we've been dreaming of it for months. So grab your pumpkin spice latte and check out our 2017 Ultimate Guide to Fall in Iowa City! To make planning your fall easier, we’ve compiled the best events, activities, and resources for celebrating fall and Halloween in Iowa [...]
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Guide to U- Pick: Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches near Iowa City

My family and I are seasoned u-pickers. You name it and if it’s within 50 miles of Iowa City, I’ve probably picked it! I’ve rounded up u-pick orchards and pumpkin patches in the area for you and your family to enjoy. (Insider secret: all the u-pick places already have pre-picked produce, so if shlepping through […]

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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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Giving Back This Holiday Season: Service and Volunteer Opportunities

The holiday season has arrived! This the time of year when many of us reflect and take stock of the blessings in our lives. It’s also the perfect time to remember those who are less fortunate, and the holidays can be a particularly challenging time for service agencies and the individuals they serve. Whether it’s […]

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Iowa City Area Family Holiday Events

The holidays provide a wealth of opportunities to enjoy seasonal activities with your family! Check out these activities between now and the end of the year, and take advantage of all the Iowa City area has to offer! *Note: Many events are ongoing or take place on multiple dates. For brevity, they are only listed […]

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How to BAKE a Difference

I always seem to count my blessings more consciously this time of year — with Thanksgiving just around the corner we are surrounded by reminders to be thankful. This may seem like a silly thing to be thankful for, but I would list sweet treats among my blessings! Seriously think about it… when you indulge […]

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Be Selfish. Be Kind.

It’s that time of the year when Facebook new feeds are flooded with ’30 Days of Thanks’ countdowns, people announcing their RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness), and viral stories of strangers making a difference in the lives of others. Like clockwork, every year as the holiday season begins, we are naturally reminded of what we […]

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Just Say Thank You

“I love your top!” “Oh this? It’s ancient!” “Your haircolor is fabulous!” “Ugh…my gray is getting out of control!” “Have you lost weight?” “Pfhhhht! I wish!” “I saw your family photos on Facebook, they were great!” “The photographer worked magic; I hate having my picture taken!” “Your house looks so nice!” “Ha! You should have […]

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