Laura is a mom of three who works full-time from home as a Development Director for a children’s charity. Laura grew up in Maryland, spent her 20s living in Southern California and South Carolina, and has spent her 30s and now 40s in Iowa, moving to Iowa City in 2010. Laura loves dancing, reading, baking, and music. She and her husband Ryan started dating in college (gasp – over 20 years ago!) and they have been sharing life’s adventures ever since. Their biggest adventure is, of course, parenthood. With three kids, the action is non-stop - which is just the way Laura likes it.

Top 10 Best Iowa City Area Parks and Playgrounds

I’m the first to admit that I’m not an outdoorsy kind of person. But my kids? They LOVE being outside. Even the 15-month-old has learned to say, "Outside," while she pats the door hopefully...

Cheesy Goodness: Tomato Tortellini Soup and Easy Chicken Alfredo

I am pretty much an Italian food junkie.  I love the stuff. All that cheesy goodness – it calls to me.  However, my baby has food allergies. That meant a major dietary adjustment for...

I think my kids are funny – at all the wrong times

I think my kids are funny.  At the most inappropriate times.  Like when I’m supposed to be a disciplinarian, when I should be teaching them the right way to do things, or when I'm...