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

June TBR

I can’t believe it’s already June! It seems like just yesterday I was fretting about packing my house and moving. Even in summers I’m not moving (if I can remember such a time), I don’t read as much because I would

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

Hitting the Road

Sorry I haven’t followed up regarding the bombshell news I am moving back to Iowa. It’s been busy! In the last two weeks I have finished up my job, closed on my house, packed the moving truck, drove to Iowa with

(Not So) Accidental Iowan

Nine months ago my family and I moved to Atlanta. Career opportunities and the long-term goal of moving south toward B’s parents drove the decision. In a matter of six weeks we sold our house, quit our jobs, found a

Waiting for Shattered Glass

Last night, I drafted the following letter to my toddler. Since she’s too young to remember, I want her to someday understand the significance of this moment in history.   Dear Maddie, My heart is aching. Beyond the obvious political

Greetings from ATL

After a whirlwind 4 weeks, I am here in Atlanta. You can find a full-length explanation of the move here, but this is a quick recap: B got an exciting new job We put the house up for sale Sold

Moving and Selling Our House: How Do We Make a Profit?

After the initial shock and excitement of moving wore off, the first priority was preparing to list and sell the house. So, we had our wonderful real estate agent come over to assess our work. It was like a final