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Santa Sightings 2016! Where to See Santa in the Iowa City Area

Visiting Santa is a treasured holiday tradition for many families. We just so happen to have some insider information on Santa’s whereabouts, and we’ve compiled this guide to help you and your family track him down. To get those precious photos of your kiddos meeting Santa, here are some of the local places where you […]

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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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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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{Re-Cap} 3rd Annual Halloween Bash

We’ve said it before, we will say it again…the Halloween Bash is one of our FAVORITE events of the year! We love seeing your little ones in their costumes, all dressed up and ready to do some indoor trick-or-treating.  For those of us who grew up in the Midwest, the idea of trick-or-treating without wind/rain/sleet/snow is […]

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Holiday Markets, Craft Shows, and Vendor Fairs in the Iowa City Corridor

It’s here–the biggest shopping season of the year is now upon us. Though Christmas is not for more than 50 days, by early November we’re already thinking about what to get for our kids, friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. Many of us wait until Black Friday and Cyber Monday to score the best deals at […]

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Halloween Magic: Homemade Butterfingers Recipe

It’s October, and things are getting intense. It’s that time of year where we are reminded how divided we really are as a culture. Most of us have strong opinions and we are likely not going to be swayed by anyone else. I’m somewhat embarrassed to find myself in the minority this time, begging to find […]

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Top Five Reasons To Attend Our Halloween Bash!

We are so excited to see so many of you next week at our 3rd annual Halloween Bash!  We absolutely love this event every year, and we are so happy that it has become a tradition for so many of your families!  This year we are thrilled to have Order Up as a sponsor for […]

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Iowa City Trick-or-Treat Times and Halloween Activities 2016

We hope you’ll join us for the Iowa City Mom’s Blog’s 3rd Annual Halloween Bash! Where: National Dance Academy, Coralville When: 5:30-7:30pm, October 28, 2016 What: Enjoy indoor trick-or-treating, snacks, games, activities, and more! We love seeing all of your little ones in their costumes, INSIDE where they don’t have to wear coats and hats! […]

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