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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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Think Outside the Lunch Box – Tips and Tricks for Packing School Lunch

Between the glue sticks and the composition notebooks, we find our fellow moms. We will meet up again in the aisle alongside the colored folders. Together, we help decipher our supply lists and figure out which ones are the plastic, 2-pocket folders with brads/prongs. We will try to hide our frustration as we struggle, for […]

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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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Free & Cheap Summer Movies in the Iowa City Area (+ Free Printable!)

Summer is here and the kids are home! It’s a great time for lots of family activities. But all those fun experiences can start to get a little pricey. We’re lucky, though, because here in the Iowa City area, we have tons of opportunities to catch a family movie or see a film with just [...]
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