Katy Anderson

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Katy is a working wife and mother to three. She attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids (Kohawks for life!) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and English. Married in June 2014 to husband her Nate, Katy brought along her rescue dog, Sadie, and with Nate came two bonus kids. Nate and Katy welcomed their daughter, Zoey, in April 2016 and have happily completed their family. Well, until more dogs are needed. Currently working full time and supporting three active kids, Katy has a hard time squeezing in her own hobbies. But, when she gets a chance, she enjoys spending time with her family, being active, and reading.

The Truth Will Set You Free: Why I Don’t Lie to My Kids

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An age-old debate between parents of all generations is whether or not you should lie to your kids.  Stating it bluntly, it seems harsh. But the reason that most parents lie is because they...

The Best Baby Products I Didn’t Know I Needed

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We all know that feeling of opening up a gift and not quite knowing what it is.  Fake smile, “Thank you!...what is it?” followed by an awkward face.  But to be honest, all Moms...

The Power of a Green Smoothie

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It was the day before grocery day and we were out of leftovers, lunch meat, and anything fresh to eat.  What we did have was lots of frozen fruit and some third-string veggies.  That...

What To Do When Your Child Shows Signs of Depression

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Kids are resilient and bendy; literally--their bones bend more than do ours! But most importantly they are strong and so, so smart.  But sometimes those bendy, smart kids fall into the same traps of...

36 Things To Do this Spring: Cheap, Creative or Free!

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It’s warming up and I can no longer use the excuse “it’s too cold” to huddle into my couch at 6 PM every night.  My kids are getting restless and I can’t watch anymore...

It’s Going to Be a Bad Week: Preparing Physically, Emotionally, and Mentally

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It was going to be a bad week.  I had already been preparing for a major work event since the end of December, but then things kept piling up into the same 4 days....

Five Ways to Keep Valentine’s Day Alive, Even if You Don’t Love It

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We are not a big Valentine’s Day-celebrating family.  My husband and I choose not to celebrate with each other; sometimes we get cards but we mostly let the day pass by like any other. ...

Words Matter: Teaching Preschoolers through our Words

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If you haven’t already figured it out, kids are always listening.  That makes it even more important that our words bring value and clarity.   We have three kids, ages 15, 12, and 4, and they...

5 Ways To Find the Holiday Spirit in 2020

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We all know that 2020 has been a year.  Yet here we are, we made it! Well...almost. Now comes the best part of every year; the holiday season.  When I think of the holidays it...

Please Don’t Cancel Halloween!

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We are getting into the best part of the year: football, costumes, holidays, and food.  Football has already been canceled for most, and even come back into the schedule for some, and I can...