Angelica was raised in West Liberty just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Iowa City. After getting married to her high school sweetheart and living in the D.C. metro area, they decided it was not where they wanted to raise a family, and moved back to Iowa in 2012. They welcomed their daughter nine months after moving back. Then in 2018 added a yellow lab to their family. Angelica enjoys running, reading, and binge watching shows with her husband. She loves Disney, Reese's, and being a mom.

A Beautiful Game In An Ugly Time

We shouted (encouragingly) as the players ran down the pitch. (If you didn’t know, pitch is the proper name for a soccer field. One of the many things I learned this season.) Coaches were...

10 Empowering Latinas You Should Know

September 15, 2020, marks the beginning of what I call Latino Heritage Month, but also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month. As I reflect,  I feel like this year I’ve finally come into my own...
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Millas En Mis Zapatos

"Our family has been here for centuries. And yet they treat us as if we just swam across the Rio Grande." — Selena I’m out on my weekly long run with my husband. Eight...
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Finding Hope During A Pandemic

Cancellations are nothing new to us by now. It almost seems normal to hear that an event is cancelled, but as a parent all these cancellations took a toll on me. My daughter is...
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Finding “Joy” in Cleaning During COVID-19

Right now, I’m writing this while sitting on the floor with my daughter working at her desk with optional work to complete and my dog lying next to me. My life during this time...
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Are You One of These Four Types of Sports Parents?

Since my daughter was four-years-old, she's participated in community recreation leagues. This way she is exposed to athletics at an early age without all the stress of specializing in a sport that comes with...
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An Argument for Putting Down Your Phone

How many times do you go back and view old videos and photos on your phone? I may have done it a handful of times. I was at a theme park last December getting ready for...

Holiday Free & Cheap Movies

It's December and your to-do list is piling up. Sometimes during the holiday madness it's nice to take some time to breathe and enjoy a movie with your kiddos. By going to the Iowa...

A Mother’s First: The Sendoff To a Sleepover

Earlier this month I received a text message asking if my daughter would be available to attend a birthday party sleepover. Three questions immediately came to mind: 1. Will my daughter even stay the night?...

Halloween Activities Calendar and Local Trick or Treating Times

It’s October and starting to finally feel like Fall. For once, I have the daughter’s costume almost completed, only needing to get one to two more items. To get you prepared for the festivities...