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The Easiest Way to Meal Plan

Organizing and planning come naturally to me. I use these skills to our advantage and have developed a foolproof meal planning strategy that has been working so incredibly well for our family. Even if you are not a type A mama like me, this can easily work for you! If you are ready to take […]

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Best places to shop local at small businesses in Iowa City

Shop Local: Iowa City Holiday Shopping Guide 2017

Iowa City abounds with great places to shop for everyone on your holiday gift list. Stop by some of our favorites this year on Small Business Saturday (November 25), or support these quality businesses year round. These local retailers get my dollars at holiday time by offering potential gifts for a wide range of folks, […]

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My “No-Spend Month” Challenge {Spoiler: I Survived and Target is Still in Business}

I freely admit that I like to shop. Clothes, shoes, books, fabric, sewing patterns, things for the house… It’s so much fun to pore over websites and through sale racks, trying to find a great deal. Plus, if you are buying for someone else, it’s completely guilt-free!  Okay, not really. Thankfully, my conscience and my […]

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Save Money, Make Money, AND Give Back to the Community: Shop at Stuff Etc!

If you are an Iowa City native, chances are you already know all of the amazingness that is Stuff Etc. However, just in case you haven’t heard, Stuff. Etc is the BEST!  Stuff is a consignment service operation that is dedicated to providing consignors the best return on their merchandise, while providing buyers with quality, low-cost shopping. […]

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{Re-Cap} Dinner with Mom

Last weekend was Mother’s Day.  That one day of the year where we are *supposed* to enjoy a day of relaxation, pampering, and all-around feel appreciated for the things we do the other 364 days of the year.  We realize that this doesn’t always happen; especially if you have kiddos under the age of 5. […]

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Iowa City Holiday Guide 2016

Welcome to Iowa City Moms Blog's Holiday Guide 2016! We love our city, and we love the holidays, so what could be better than the combination of the two?! To make planning your holidays simple and stress-free, we’ve created and compiled these posts to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Each of the below [...]
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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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