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.

Mommy, r u distracted?

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Remember the commercials, my 80s generation moms? You know, the anti-drug campaign? The now classic, “This is your brain on drugs” fried egg. Or, my favorite: The furious dad walking in on the teenage...

5 Tips for Gardening with Kids: Can you Dig It?

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I hesitate to say this, fearing that if I put it out in the universe we will be punished with a late-spring blizzard, but I'm going to take a chance and say, "Spring is...

Kicking and Screaming: When Grown Ups Throw Tantrums

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If you have children, or you've been in a grocery store within earshot of a child shopping too close to nap time, you've no doubt experienced a tantrum. A tantrum is that universal wailing...

Flipping Out

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My daughter and I are both early risers. Not to be confused with being a "morning person," however, I need my space and coffee in the morning. My daughter understands this and lovingly gives...

Give a Little Love: Creative Gifts for the Women in Our Lives

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I’ve written before about my issues with Valentine’s Day. It has become a holiday billed as a designated day for couples to assert their love and affection, when in fact we should try and...

Lessons from an Old-School Homemaker

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I live in a multi-generational household. As in, my in-laws live with us. My husband, daughter and I live upstairs, and his parents live downstairs. My in-laws are awesome. I know, right? They have...

Weeknight Comfort Food: Real, Fast

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If you’re like me, you are probably knee-deep in holiday baking, party spreads laden with gooey, cheesy dips, and family dinners with more side dishes than you eat all year. All of this celebr(eat)ing...

Shop, Mail, and Stamp: A Busy Mom’s Guide to Making the Season Merry

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Sometimes you read blogs from experts to learn from their experience, wisdom, and winning strategies for surviving motherhood. This is not one of those blogs. I am writing this blog about strategies for holiday...

5 Myths About Moms Who Work Outside The Home

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“Mama, what is your job?” My daughter asked me this question last night as I was loading the dishwasher after dinner. I told her my job title and she replied, “What’s that?” This was...

Ride Like a Girl Part Two: Getting Back On The Horse

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When I wrote about my daughter’s adventures in horse riding last spring, I listed five valuable lessons that she’s learning in the riding arena. Having observed her riding lessons for over a year now,...