Megan, an Iowa native from West Branch, shares her home with husband Cody, two adorable kiddos Charlie and Gwen and their comical bassador Dottie. When she is not smooching on them she is trying to change lives as a social worker. You can find her cruising in Rita her minivan, looking to score deals at second hand stores, taking walks around her neighborhood or on a hot date watching tiktok with her hubby.

Now Streaming: Halloween Movies and Shows

I love Halloween. The music, the trick or treating, decorating and carving pumpkins, driving around and seeing neighborhood decor — and of course the costumes! Another thing I love: Halloween-themed shows and movies. Luckily,...
Trip to Decorah

Weekend Getaway Idea: Try Decorah

I am due with my third baby this fall. Between that and the 2020 COVID-19 lock down, I wanted to plan a little getaway before our lives are busy with bottles, diapers, and sleepless...
Rock the Chalk Downtown Iowa City

Don’t Miss Rock the Chalk Downtown Iowa City

While I have happily taken a road trip to other towns to see their versions of this event, they don't compare to having one in your own backyard. I am so excited that MidWestOne...
Summer Bag

What to Pack: Summer Bag Essentials

Whether you are heading to the pool, a ball game, or a park, you need a summer bag that is packed and ready to go. I bought a waterproof bag from IKEA years ago...
Graphic: Iowa City Area Pools and Splash Pads

Guide to Pools and Splash Pads in the Iowa City Area

Summer is almost here! Take your kids to a local pool or splash pad and have them burn off all of their energy! Check out some of the pool and splash pads in the...
Formula feeding: 10 hacks

10 Formula Feeding Hacks

With baby no. 3 due this fall we are working away on the to do list. Next on our list is getting ready to feed this sweet babe. After learning the hard way that...
image: a dress bought at a local thrift store

Thrift It: My Year of Buying (Almost) Everything Used

I have an addictive personality. Once I start eating sweets it’s really hard for me to stop. I used to smoke and I used to bite my fingernails until they bled. A couple of...
a mother reading to her children

I Pay My Kids to Read

This is not click-bait, I really do pay my kids to read. For a long time, before bed, we had a great routine. Brush teeth, go potty, put on pjs, snuggle, read, sing songs, go...

Holiday and Birthday Gift Ideas for Kids: Mom Approved

With the holidays coming up it's time to shop for gifts! I love shopping for the kids in my family, but you know what I don't love? Buying another junky toy that will end up...

Halloween Music Playlist

Halloween is here! We're planning a whole day of fun so I created this fun playlist of my favorite Halloween themed songs to enjoy. I decided to share it with all of you too! From...