Passionate About Iowa City
and the Moms Who Live Here.

Author Archive | Susie

Shark2

What’s the Deal With Baby Shark? The Viral Video Every Toddler Loves

Nearly three years ago my older son introduced us to the slippery slope of YouTube videos for children. We were suddenly immersed in a world of bright colors, choppy animation, and high-pitched songs. Many tunes were childhood standards: Wheels on the Bus, Five Little Ducks, and Itsy Bitsy Spider. There was Baby Shark, a chant I […]

Continue Reading 0
Events1

Iowa City Area Summer Events Calendar

  There is something special about summer in Iowa City.  Throw your lawn chairs in the trunk, grab the sunblock, and enjoy a jam-packed season of festivals, farmers’ markets, and food.  There are just too many events to include them all, but this guide will get you started.     Rock the Block Concert Series (May 4-September […]

Continue Reading 3
Making Peace with my To Do List 1

Making Peace with My To-Do List

I used to have a bathroom clock. It was small, red, and didn’t fog up during a steamy shower. I moved a lot in my twenties, and the bathroom clock was always one of the first items unpacked. Logistically, I depended on it to pace my morning routine. Emotionally, it was a visible sign, along […]

Continue Reading 1
The Hygge To-Do List

The Hygge To-Do List: 15 Ways to Embrace Cozy This Winter

It’s that time of the year. The twinkle and promises of the holiday season are fading away, leaving us with broken resolutions and frozen noses. There’s a reason January is both hot tea month and national soup month–after the New Year’s Eve glitter falls, we could use some warmth and comfort. This weekend, skip the […]

Continue Reading 1
Hanukkah

Eight Enlightening Facts about Hanukkah (Plus a Bonus!)

This year, Hanukkah starts on December 12, and Jewish families around the globe are heating up the oil for delicious latkes and donuts.  Here are eight enlightening facts about the Festival of Lights (plus a bonus!). (1) The word “Hanukkah” means “dedication.”  Following a battle victory, soldiers found the Holy Temple vandalized.  They sought to […]

Continue Reading 0