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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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School Year, New Year- How to Stay Connected

School Year, New Year: How to Stay Connected

Back to school time means new planners, new backpacks, new shoes, new clothes. It also means new routines, new classes, new teachers, new expectations, new personalities, new activities. New can be really exciting. It can also be extremely overwhelming, especially for children. Children are resilient and adaptable, but they are also still new to the […]

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{Re-Cap} 2nd Annual “Kick off to Summer” Carnival!

Summer came in with a BANG this year, didn’t it?! All of the sudden it’s 100 degrees with 1000% humidity and we are all searching for air-conditioned activities!! (By the way, if you’re looking for indoor fun this year, click here for a great list of indoor playspaces!) We, too, were grateful for the luxury […]

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The Life-Changing Magic of a Nightly Walk

As of this week, Summer has officially arrived.  The kids are out of school, the routine has been thrown out the window, and the days slip further and further into complete chaos.   Mom blogs all over the place (and rightly so) are full of posts entitled “how to avoid summer boredom”, “752 activities to […]

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I’ve Got Chills, They’re Multiplyin’! {Fevers in Kids}

Special thanks to our friends at Mercy Iowa City for sharing their stories, advice, and medical knowledge with us.  Today’s story comes from Tori, who is a provider at their office. Fevers in Children:  “I’ve got chills…they’re multiplying!” Fevers are one of the topics I find myself spending a lot of time discussing in the […]

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3 Colorful and Fun, Easy Activities to Celebrate Leprechaun Day

3 Colorful, Fun, and Easy Activities to Celebrate Leprechaun Day

Back when I was an in-home child care provider, I attended a training that was focused on play-based learning. The speaker told us all about this really fun experience she’d had with her children, all centered around St. Patrick’s Day, only they called it, “Leprechaun Day.” Thinking about mischievous leprechauns seems to be more exciting for those young […]

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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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