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.

An Apple (or more!) A Day: Fall Apple Recipes for Every Meal

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Even though I’m writing this blog while its still in the 80s in Iowa, signs of fall are everywhere: The first Hawkeye football win, undergraduates taking over the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City,...

My One and Only: Raising an Only Child Without Guilt and Regret

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I am a “one and done” parent. This is the phrase I have come to use as my standard response to people who ask, ‘Do you have kids?’ ‘Is she your only?’ or the...

Summer Cocktail Crawl: The Best Summer Drinks in Iowa City

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Summer has officially arrived in Iowa City: cue the humidity, fireflies, and sweet corn! Two out of these three things are delightful. I count the days until the first Iowa sweet corn harvest and...

Summer by the Slice

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Summer is here, local fruit is ripening, and that means one thing: Pie! Pie is on the short list of things that will compel me to turn on my oven in the humid Iowa...

Soul-Searching Summer Reads

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Maybe it's the fact that Cristina Yang left Grey's Anatomy. Maybe it's because next week "all of our questions will be answered" about Tori and Dean's marriage crisis on Tru Tori. And maybe, no...

First Comes Love | My Non-Traditional Path to Motherhood

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"You think that true love is the only thing that can crush your heart. The thing that will take your life and light it up. Or destroy it. Then, you become a mother."   --Meredith...

Raising Diversity-Conscious Kids

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Unless you have been living under the proverbial "rock" over the past 72 hours, you have no doubt heard about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his lifetime ban from the NBA for...

My Secret Shoe Shame

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I just returned from a professional conference where I presented my research, reunited with my Ph.D. peeps, and got some uninterrupted sleep (sorry, honey, it was blissful). To put my best presentation face on,...

Ride Like a Girl

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My daughter is horse crazy. As in, she often neighs like a horse in response to a question, can name most horses by their breed, and knows how to clarify with the librarians in...

Will You Be My Un-Valentine? Shirking Tradition for Real Love

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My husband and I didn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. Or last year. In fact, we never have. Do we love each other? Absolutely. Is our affection for one another heart-shaped-chocolate-candy-worthy? Sure. It’s just...