Brigette lives in North Liberty with her husband Brian, energetic daughter Kate (October 2014) and their two cats, Penny and Olive. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Brigette came to Iowa City to attend the journalism school at the University of Iowa, fell in love with the area, and decided she couldn’t leave. After meeting Brian while working at the same Iowa City restaurant in college, they got married in August 2015 in the heart of downtown. She works full time in project management and as an employee of the Core Fitness Kids Club while finishing her MBA at Upper Iowa University. In her free time, she drags Kate out garage sale-ing, tries to keep up with her reading list and runs, lives for Hawkeye football season, enjoys a good meal on a patio, runs her Bachelor/Bachelorette bracket with her family and friends, and of course, chases her daughter around the pool and the park.

2023 Citywide Garage Sales in the Iowa City Area

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Tips and Tricks: Shopping Secondhand for Kid’s Clothing

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2022 Citywide Garage Sales in the Iowa City Area

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An Easier Transition: Reflections For A Smooth Maternity Leave

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5 Ways to Celebrate Small Business Saturday in the Iowa City Area

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Six Favorite Books About Motherhood

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Six Ways to Help After A Baby is Born

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