Weekend Recap – Hula Hoops and Baths

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was spent outdoors at my town’s annual Arts Fest. They had lots of kids activities around art and different cultures. M loved coloring, making music, and playing with the hula

The Magnetic Property of Home

Since returning to Iowa, I have been pondering the concept of Home. What makes a Home? Is it where I am from? Where I feel connected? Can someone have multiple Homes? “Where are you from?” I have struggled with this

Take A Stand

At the start of 2016, like many folks I was reflecting on 2015 and optimistic of the new year. I started brainstorming some goals. The list stays on my work desktop. At the bottom, it says, “Take a Stand”. I’m

May Wrap Up

It’s been a month since I blogged. Sorry, folks. Life got in the way, as it tends to do on occasion. Here’s a condensed version of May and a sneak peak to some upcoming posts. M’s first birthday was at

Review – Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye is not just another memoir; it explores the inner workings of a man with Asperger’s Syndrome. Asperger’s is part of the larger cluster of disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). John Robison’s story weaves

Liebster Award

Happy Thursday! It seems as though summer has arrived in Iowa. Sunshine, warmth, gardening…love it. I’m excited to share that I was nominated for a Liebster Award by a fellow Iowan Agnes Wright. Her blog is fantastic, and you should

To My Younger Self

Hey you, It’s me, a few years down the road. I know everything seems unknown and the future is hard to envision. I know you are still struggling to find your place in your communities: social group, town, employer. I know


Mornings with a LO (little one) can be stressful! In fact, as I wrote this title my husband chortled and said, “Ohhhh mornings, huh????” He knows what I know. How the morning plays out dictates my day, though I hate

Celebrity Crises Are Not Entertainment

If you haven’t seen this clip of Craig Ferguson talking about celebrities and his own battle with alcoholism, stop what you are doing right now and watch. Ok, we are all on the same page now. What did you think?