Sherri

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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.

The Most Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies (Make Now or Make Ahead!)

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Today I'd like to talk about chocolate chip cookies. It's so tempting these days to try and alter classic treats to accommodate the eating trend of the week. Chocolate chip cookies–a classic American sweet...

How to Throw a Mediocre Birthday Party

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I pride myself on being a mediocre parent. Maybe it’s my age. I had my daughter when I was of advanced maternal age. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m a grumpy old Gen X...

What Should I Read Next? Summer Reading Guide Round-Up

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Summer is my favorite reading season. I love poring over summer reading guides, walking through the cool, air-conditioned stacks in the library, reading to pass the time at swim lessons, or just holing up...

How to Throw a Royal Wedding Watch Party (Without Waking Up the kids!)

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Prince Harry is getting married and we're invited! The Royal ginger will marry his California girl on Saturday, May 19th. I've been a Royal wedding fanatic since 1981 when I convinced my parents to wake me up...

Five Cookbooks You Need in Your Kitchen This Spring

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Spring has sprung! I don't know about you, but about this time of year I have about had it with comfort food and crock-pots. I'm ready for fresh, grilled, get-on-the-table-so-we-can-head-outside-again meals. Every season I...

9 Workout Wear Favorites That Stay Put While You Move

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I recently returned to a regular fitness routine after about five years of a mostly sedentary lifestyle. Turns out, running my daughter to and from ballet doesn't actually work my core! I made a...

10 Places to Buy Holiday Treats in the Iowa City Area

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December is a magical month in my kitchen. Every fall, I pore over my cookbook collection, marking new recipes to add to my holiday baking list. I make my mom's sugar cookies. I take...

Seven Podcasts by Moms to Add to Your Playlist

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Making breakfasts, cooking dinner, driving to horse lessons, flying across the country, working at my desk. Thanks to podcasts streaming on my phone or desktop, these are just a few of the places I...

Ground Control to Mom: Working Mom Tales From the Road

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Like a lot of my friends, I am a mom whose work requires a significant amount of travel. Client meetings, conferences, staff meetings at headquarters, or coordinating events out of town, working moms rack...

3 Healthy & Delicious Breakfasts That My Kid Won’t Eat (But Maybe Yours Will!)

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In my quest to cook healthy and delicious meals for my family, I am always looking for new recipes. This is especially true for breakfast, a time that can slip into cereal monotony real...