Kate

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Kate is the mom to Jack (2006), Liz (2007), and Alice (2011) and an avid Cubs fan through marriage. She's an assistant professor of mathematics and STEM education at St. Ambrose University and also moonlights as a mathematics teacher at South East Junior High in Iowa City. Between soccer, running club, tumbling, and piano lessons she likes to cook, run, and do yoga. She's also a sucker for 5Ks with cool swag and awesome medals.
The Last 10 Non-Essential Items I Bought for Myself

Treat Yourself: The Last 10 Non-Essential Items I Bought Myself

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Between household items, grocery shopping, and kid stuff, it seems like I buy at least one thing every day. Most of it is essential day-in-day-out stuff that I typically purchase without really thinking about...
Holiday Bucket List

A Holiday Bucket List for Busy Moms

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I don't know about you, but as the holiday season approaches I begin to see visions of sparkly Christmas trees, impressive gingerbread houses, and perfectly decorated living spaces dancing in my head. From about...

Can I Post Your Pic? Posting Pictures of Kids on Social Media

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A few weeks ago on my favorite podcast (hey, Armchair Expert!) I heard Busy Philipps explain the social media policy she uses with her pre-teen/teenage daughters. Busy gets her daughters' permission before posting any...

Guide to Iowa’s Tax Free Weekend

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School is right around the corner, which means Iowa's tax free weekend is right around the corner also. Every year the state of Iowa exempts stores (and their customers) from paying sales tax on...

Ice Cream Shops In the Iowa City Area

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Are you looking for a new ice cream shop to try out? Here is the ultimate list for where to find ice cream in Iowa City and surrounding areas. Use our interactive map of the...

Currently . . .

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Inspired by one of my favorite blogger’s periodical posts (Hey, Iowa Girl Eats!), please enjoy this edition of CURRENTLY! Currently, I’m  . . .   Following: Gary Janetti, Deva Curl, and Smitten Kitchen on Instagram.   Jumping on: the T Swift...

Community Supported Agriculture: A Guide to Local Iowa City CSAs

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One of the best kept secrets during the summer months in Johnson County are local CSAs. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a system of food distribution that is based on relationships between local farmers...

Community Yoga 101

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This winter I found a new favorite way to stay warm (like really, really warm), workout, and relax–and all in 60 - 90 minutes... Hot yoga! I've been a closet yogi for a while, meaning only...

Put an Egg On It: Quick Weeknight Meals for Busy Families

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I know this is very 2016, but I have recently come around to putting a fried egg on pretty much anything and calling it dinner. I’m not sure why I avoided this wonderful mom...

Celebrate the Winter Solstice: 10 Easy Activities for the Family

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The winter solstice is the day of the year with the least amount (less than 12 hours) of daylight throughout the whole day. It used to be a day that I dreaded–cold and dark,...