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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Two Recipes to Savor the Flavor of Sweet Corn

Football season is here, school's back in session, and summer is winding down. I am always torn this time of year; I love fall but I also already miss the flavors of summer. Fortunately,...

The Care and Feeding of a Vegetarian Child

A few months ago, my 10-year-old daughter announced that she wanted to be a vegetarian. I asked her how she came to this decision. This was, after all, the same girl who used to...

Beaches and Outdoor Swimming Areas Near Iowa City

Nothing says summer like a trip to the beach.  Sun + sand + water = hours of fun for all.  Even though we are far from the coasts here in landlocked Iowa, we are...

My Ten Favorite Poolside Podcasts

A few years ago I shared some of my favorite podcasts by moms. Since then, I've added several to my regular downloads and they have become the soundtrack to my week. I listen to...

Grandma’s One-Bowl Chocolate Cake [Kid-Tested!]

How many of your childhood memories involve food? My Grandma Ivy used to make a simple, single layer chocolate cake with a rich cocoa flavor.  A "naked" cake before this was a thing, this...

Specialty Grocery Stores in the Iowa City Area

Whether you’re new to town and searching for the comfort foods of home or a long-time resident looking to expand your palate, check out these area specialty grocery stores for local, imported, fresh, and...

Soup Recipe Round-Up: 15 “Souper” Suppers!

One of our Iowa City Moms Bloggers posted a question on her Facebook page this week asking, “What kind of soup is everyone making this week?” I jumped in and shared a few of...

5 Ways to Scrounge and Save (Money, Time, and Space) This Month

Chances are, your social media has been blowing up with advice on how to bounce back from holiday spending and save money in the new year. We have shared some great tips and tricks...

How to Win at Elf on the Shelf: A Four-Stage Approach (+Infographic!)

‘Tis the season, parents: It’s time for Elf on a Shelf! If you have children or little ones in your care, you have no doubt faced this dilemma: to elf or not to elf? If you...

Let’s Talk: What This Girl Mom Needs Boy Moms to Know

It was a perfect summer afternoon. We were visiting family and enjoying a spontaneous pool party. Cousins splashed and played while the grown-ups lounged poolside, eyes and ears on the water. This pool had...