Meghann is the mom of 5 kids. She is a Lecturer at the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication and an Owner/Partner at Brand Driven Digital. Meghann was elected to the Coralville City Council in 2017 and is currently serving her first term. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Coralville Community Food Pantry (Vice-Chair) and on the DVIP Board of Directors. She is also a member of Johnson County's Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Policy Board. Meghann is passionate about her family, her community, and is a proud pop culture nerd.

Planning for a COVID-19 Winter

  We’re five months into the COVID-19 pandemic and there are no signs of it going away any time soon. (Related: wear your masks, please! It’s a simple, scientifically supported solution for slowing the spread). One...
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Why You Should Be Wearing a Mask in Public During this Pandemic

I’m going to cut to the chase. Wear. A. Mask. In. Public. I know it might feel weird. I know it might make some people feel embarrassed or weak (?). I know it feels uncomfortable. I...
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Staying Safe Outside During COVID-19

Outdoor exercise is a great way to enhance your physical and emotional well-being during the COVID-19 epidemic. Fortunately, residents of the Iowa City area have an abundance of outdoor recreation options. Local tails and...
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The Iowa Caucus: Where to Go + What to Expect

Iowans: we are in the home stretch! The final days of the Iowa caucus season are upon us. While I’m sure many of you will be grateful that the endless ads, door knocking, and...
Service and volunteer opportunities in Iowa City for the holidays

Holiday Service and Volunteer Opportunities in the Iowa City Area

The season of giving is upon us! Now is the perfect time to give back to the community and causes that you care about. Volunteering can be a good way to connect as a...

Childcare Challenges, Community Solutions

When my oldest child was born, I faced a problem common to many families: what would we do about childcare? Our family’s struggle on this issue isn’t unique, and it continues to this day. A...

Time Capsule, Vol. 2: Looking Back on My Old Blog Posts

I'm opening the time capsule of my old blog posts again! Last time, I reflected on a blog post from 2014 called Bless This Mess. This month I'm looking back on a post I...

Then Versus Now: Revisiting My Old Blog Posts | Bless This Mess

Parenting is always about growth and change. Not only do our kids grow up, but parenting culture changes with the times. Trends seem to be constantly shifting around issues such as feeding, sleeping, discipline,...

My Son Graduated From High School and I Don’t Know How to Feel

My oldest son graduated from high school and I don’t know how to feel. Since he’s my first, I’ve had a lot of people asking about my feelings. The initial congratulations on his graduation are...

Iowa City Area Farmers’ Markets: Things to Know Before You Go

Now that spring has finally (finally!) arrived, our family is eagerly awaiting the openings of the Farmers' Markets in the Iowa City area. We’re very lucky to live in an area that supports the...