Sherri is a transplant from Oregon who came to be a Hawkeye in 2006 and stayed for the sweet corn...and for the Iowa boy she met along the way! She and her husband (Kyle) have a 9 year-old daughter, Aissa. Sherri earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at The University of Iowa and works for Ruffalo Noel Levitz as an Enrollment Marketing Consultant for colleges and universities. When she's not working, you can find her with her family, enjoying Iowa City and cheering on the Hawkeyes.
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Specialty Grocery Stores in the Iowa City Area

One of the best things about living in the Iowa City area is the wide variety of food and grocery options for every palate, dietary tradition, and budget. Check out some of our favorite...

A Few Things I Didn’t Know I Needed

I've had a few life-changing experiences in the past 50 years. Finding my soulmate. Becoming a mother.  Discovering a coffee mug that keeps your coffee at the perfect temperature. Don't ask me to rank...
Summer reading guides

Summer Reading Guide Roundup: 5 Lists You Won’t Want to Miss

Ah, books! Reading is always in season, but there is something special about picking up that buzzworthy beach read every summer. With so many new titles released each year, I love to use reading...
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Things to Keep in the New Normal

Unprecedented. Historic. The "new normal". Most overused terms in the past year? Yes. Accurate description of our lives? Also, yes! COVID-19, our political landscape, economic uncertainty, and racial reckoning . . . it's pretty heavy...

DIY Magic: The Iowa Children’s Museum Play Pack

Do you wish you could wave a magic wand and make the world return to its pre-Covid state? I can't make the pandemic go away, but thanks to the latest Iowa Children's Museum Play...

What’s a Hawkeye Fan to Do?

Whenever my friend Noel (we went to graduate school together at Iowa) and her husband, Hawekeye legend Ronnie Harmon come to town, they make a point to stop in and see my 87-year-old mother-in-law....

Three Things I Learned from a Cancelled Graduation During COVID-19

As the weeks go by amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, certain things start to feel normal. We adjust to the small, everyday things like wearing a mask to the grocery store or setting up our...
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Play While Staying Away: Social Distancing Bingo

Spring break is a bit of a bust. The COVID-19 pandemic has crushed all spring break plans, and foreseeable future plans. While we all know we'll be stuck indoors for some time, here's a fun...
Breaking your new year's resolution about diet and weight loss

Break Your New Year’s (Weight Loss) Resolution

If December is the most wonderful time of the year, January has got to be the most confusing. If you celebrated the holidays, you probably shared more than a few meals with family and...
Santa Sightings: Where to see Santa in Iowa City

Where to See Santa: Iowa City Area 2019

'Tis the season to see Santa! Get your calendars out and make time to share the magic of the season with your little ones (and maybe slip your own wish list to the big...