Taylor Schminke

Taylor Schminke
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Taylor is an Iowa native, currently residing in rural Benton County. A graduate of Iowa State University in Animal Science, she works full time in the agriculture industry as a key account manager. She is wife to Cody, and mama to their sweet daughter Everly. She and her husband’s hobbies (second jobs?) tend to revolve around their farmstead: sheep, pigs, fields, a seed dealership, and following the livestock show industry. They also have a dog, Ace, and a cat, Aspen. When trying to maintain a sense of sanity Taylor loves being active, gardening, DIY projects, traveling, friends, coffee, and anything dark chocolate or salted caramel.

Recipes for Apples: Not Just for Dessert

With fall finally here and cooler weather creeping in, many families begin to plan their fall outings. Apple orchards are a popular fall outing, often result in an excess of apples to eat! We...
Quick and Healthy Prepackaged School Snack Pairings

Quick and Healthy Prepackaged School Snack Pairings

With the start of school comes a list of things you need to remember and plan for—paperwork, transportation, extracurricular activities, classroom parties, volunteering, and in some instances, supplying class snacks. Many schools have strict...

Finding Your Why for Workouts

Do you find yourself making a health-related resolution every year? You make a goal to workout more, and you do great in January, maybe in February, too. But then, you start to taper off....

How to Help Your Child Develop a Love for Reading

As my active two-year-old has gotten, well, more active, I find it harder for her to sit through an entire book. She either wants to flip the pages early or she wants a different...
I was Diagnosed with Postpartum OCD

I was Diagnosed with Postpartum OCD

Seven. I counted to seven. I counted to seven and looked at the clock one more time. This time, though, it was right. This time I could fall asleep because it was safe. I counted...
10 Ways to Love on Long Distance Friends

10 Ways to Love on Long Distance Friends

Throughout job changes, school changes, and general life changes—it seems many of us have long-distance friends. Even becoming a mother, with time so limited, can sometimes make it feel hard to maintain friendships. So how...

Family-Friendly Instant Pot Dinners

As the long summer days begin to wind down and the craziness of back-to-school approaches, you may be on the lookout for some quick, delicious meals. Have you heard of the Instant Pot? If...
6 Delicious DIY Popsicle Recipes

6 Delicious DIY Popsicle Recipes

Popsicles! What's not to love about the sweet, cool, summer treat? Best of all, popsicles are easy to make and so much more fun to eat when you create them yourselves!  From creamy chocolate, to a sour...
must haves for summer swimming

Must Haves for Summer Swimming

Time to pack your summer bags, mamas! Splash Pads and pools are beginning to open in the Cedar Rapids area, so what better time than now to share a few of my favorite water season...

The Not-So-Terrible Twos

“Oh, boy! You’re brave,” a well-meaning lady said to me as we walked through the doors of a store, giving my toddler a smile. I knew what she was referring to, as many people have...