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Santa Sightings 2017: Where to See Santa in the Iowa City Area

It’s that time of year again, when Santa and his reindeer start making appearances all over the corridor.  We at the Iowa City Moms Blog 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 […]

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Holiday Plays in the Iowa City Area

7 Holiday Plays to Enjoy With Your Family Near Iowa City

During the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the spirit of buying. Why not consider an experience that your family can share as a special kind of holiday gift? Here are some upcoming plays and special events in the corridor for the holiday season. “A Charlie Brown Christmas/What Could Go Wrong the […]

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Iowa City Area Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

We are so fortunate to live in an area with a wealth of holiday activities to enjoy with your family! So take out your calendar, grab a pen, and plan which activities you’ll enjoy this year! A couple of new additions to the guide this year include some **Mom Events** you can enjoy to have […]

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Thanksgiving Hostess Hacks to Save Your Time and Sanity

Whether you typically celebrate Thanksgiving at your home or visit family and friends, it’s no secret that hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be a stressful undertaking. Attempting to clean (and maintain) a house with children, prepping food, and worrying about making your guests feel welcomed can easily drive any mom to snatch a whole pie to […]

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A Few Easy Ways to Do Some Good

“Care. Love. Be outraged. Be devastated. Don’t just give up. The world needs good humans today.” This source of inspiration the day after the Las Vegas shootings came from an unexpected source: a post on The Ellen Show’s Instagram account. But maybe the source isn’t so unexpected–who hasn’t been touched or inspired by Ellen?! When […]

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The Best Hour of Your Day: CrossFit for all Fitness Levels {Sponsored Post}

Are you ready to begin the journey to better fitness? Perhaps you’ve already started a fitness journey but you’re not getting the support or results that you want? We’d like to introduce you to CrossFit Kilo II, located just a few blocks south of downtown Iowa City! They are known for CrossFit, but have other […]

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Iowa City Trick or Treat Times and Halloween Activities 2017

With all the work that goes into selecting our children’s costumes, it is nice to have them get more than one use on Halloween. Here is your one-stop guide to family halloween fun around the corridor. Get out your calendar and get your Halloween activities planned! Halloween Activities Calendar Friday, October 20 Not So Scary […]

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Growth Minded Mama: 3 Ways to Foster a Growth Mindset in Our Children

“I’ll never be able to tie my shoes; it’s too hard!” Sound familiar? As parents, it can be difficult to navigate through the various struggles our children encounter as they grow. We want to encourage and help–heck, we may even be tempted to tie their shoes for them until they leave for college. But what […]

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