Sharon Falduto is a Central Iowa native who came to University of Iowa in 1991 and essentially never left the area. She is involved in local community theater, notably as one of the co-founders of Iowa City's Dreamwell Theatre. She has also directed children's plays with the Young Footliters group. Sharon works in with English Language Learners in a support position at Kirkwood Community College.. She lives in Coralville with her husband, Matt, and three daughters Rachel, Samantha, and Piper.

Here’s To You, World’s Okayest Moms

There’s a pretty good chance I’m never going to win Mother of the Year. First of all, I’m not even sure when they give those awards out, or where you go to accept them....

The “Not Mitzvah”: A Different Approach to Celebrating Milestones

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Holiday Plays in the Iowa City Area

7 Holiday Plays to Enjoy With Your Family Near Iowa City

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The List: Sexism in High School

What a week this was. It started with the viral hashtag #metoo on Monday. According to, it started by Alyssa Milano tweeting: "Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have been sexually harassed...

Five Things to Look For When Choosing a College

My oldest daughter is a high school junior, and she’s started the journey of looking for a college. It’s hard to believe that my little girl is already so grown up. It seems like...