Kate

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Kate lives in Iowa City with her husband (Matt) and three kids, ages 7, 5, and 2. She works at the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Iowa. She earned her PhD in Curriculum and Supervision in 2012. Prior to working at the University, she taught high school mathematics at many public schools in Iowa. Kate has also coached junior high and high school cheerleading squads for 10 years. Kate has a personal blog http://katedegner.wordpress.com . . . stop by and relive your junior high and high school mathematics classes! (without the anxiety or the homework :) )

A Thanksgiving Meal . . . Thanks to my Favorite Food Bloggers

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If you read my last post, you know things can get a little hectic at my house around the holidays.  And, although you might not be able to tell from my last post, I...

A Holiday Bucket List

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Once school starts my fall/winter season pretty much goes like this . . . Then, I get to January and realize that not only am I exhausted but that I pretty much crabbed/yelled/sighed my way...

Say Cheese (without being cheesy!)

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I love family pictures!  Actually, I love family pictures of my kids! --so much so that every year for my birthday I use my birthday money to pay for family pictures for our Party...

Don’t Let Paper Take Over Your House! 5 Tips for Decluttering Paper

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Mamas, it's that time of year. . . Back to School!  There are many things I like about back to school, but for me, one of the things I dread as the school year approaches...

I Instagrammed my Day and Felt Guilty

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Remember when ICMB contributors took over the ICMB instagram page for a day?  When Kaitlyn and Sara asked for volunteers to take over the page for 24 hours, I volunteered!  It sounded fun! I was...

A Summer Project that Gives Back

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I'm no meteorologist, but I think its safe to say we've officially entered severe weather season in the midwest.  And while I like watching a thunderstorm roll in as much as the next Iowan...

Herky on Parade…A New Challenge

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By now, I'm sure you've spotted a few of the Herkys on Parade around The Corridor (If not, check out ICMB's Guide to Herky on Parade). Maybe you've even loaded up the kiddos and tried...

Dad’s Turn: My Favorite Father’s Day Gift Idea

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About a month ago I gave you lots and lots of suggestions for Mother's Day gifts.  And although I put out the request, none of the males in my life have provided me with...

A Great Memorial Day Treat: S’more Rice Krispie Treats

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When the air starts to warm, and the daylight stretches past bedtime, my thoughts start to shift toward s'mores! Don't you think they are the quintessential summertime treat?  I love the smell of the...

These are a few of my favorite things . . .

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Today marks the start of my favorite month . . . and the start of the month my husband dreads all year long!  I love the month of May and he hates it for...