You’ve probably gotten that e-mail, too. You’ve signed up your child for a sport and then it comes: “Our program runs on volunteers and your child’s team needs a coach. Please consider coaching your child's team!” Ugh. The guilt. The reasoning. I don’t...
We've all been there. You sit down after the kids are in bed to enjoy some well-deserved uninterrupted Netflix.... and then you spend longer trying to pick out something to watch than the show itself. And chances are, the...
Looking for a fun (and free) mom’s night out? Join the ladies of CommonGround Iowa for a Ladies Night Out on the Farm! CommonGround Iowa is hosting two interactive events this fall. About CommonGround Iowa:  CommonGround Iowa exists to make food...
Goal:  To live life in the best ways possible for YOU.  To live YOUR best life.   Sounds easy, right?  But in all reality, it has never been more difficult to just be yourself.  Many times we are too worried about...
The sky looked clear, but the sirens were blaring as I waited for the stoplight. “I think we should have left earlier,” my six-year-old said from her seat behind me. I could hear fear in her little voice. Our...
As I huddled over my children that August afternoon, I wondered what I would find when the storm was over. How I would manage? There was water pouring into the middle of our basement and I just heard my...
“Ummmmm… are you having a midlife crisis?!” That was the first thing that came out of my mouth that evening back in March when my husband first casually suggested that we buy a pontoon this year. We’re already an outdoorsy...
Mondays are the best. It's hard to tell tone in text, so you might assume I'm being sarcastic. I assure you I am not. Outside of weekends, Mondays are my favorite day of the week. As a bit of background into...
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 are concerned about their children's...
If you're anything like me, you probably have a big problem with screen time in your house. Sure, you know that too much screen time wreaks havoc on a kid's developing brain and leads to issues with sleep, executive functioning,...
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The Best Season of All is Fall: My Fall Favorites

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Close your eyes and just imagine the following... The crisp air and the cool breeze coming through an open window.  The changing of the leaves...