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.

Family-Friendly Instant Pot Dinners

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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

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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

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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

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“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...

Cold and Flu Season: Caring for a Sick Toddler

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This year cold and flu season has been extra tough, especially for littles! Even though we're reaching the tail end, viruses seem to still be making their way in. After rounds of doctor appointments...
7 Post-Holiday Stress Relievers

7 Post-Holiday Stress Relievers

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Winter brings so many wonderful things! You pull out your cozy sweaters, sit by the fireplace, and drink hot cocoa. You bake cookies and sweet breads with your family as gifts for friends and...
'Tis the Season: Harvest Meals for the Field

‘Tis the Season: 10 Harvest Meals for the Field

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This time of year brings long hours for farmers out in the field. Often, this work is done all day—through lunch, dinner, and even past bedtimes. While I am inside taking care of things...
Pumping on the Fly: Tips for Traveling with Breastmilk

Pumping on the Fly: Tips for Traveling with Breastmilk

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Many pumping moms eventually get down the pumping while at work predicament. But, what happens when you suddenly have to go on a work trip? Pumping daily is hard enough without worrying about TSA...
Faster Meal Prep: 5 Tips to Cut Time in the Kitchen

Faster Meal Prep: 5 Tips to Cut Time in the Kitchen

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If you're like me, preparing dinner seems to take longer than you have. You can't sauté, dice, and pre-heat the oven with a toddler under your feet! So, if you're also like me, and...
Skip the Pool 10 Ideas for Water Play with Toddlers

Skip the Pool: Water Play for Toddlers

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With the hot and sticky summer weather, we’ve been constantly on the lookout for fun ways to keep cool. My daughter loves being outside, so we often find ourselves playing in water! However, I...