Susie is a mom of two, student affairs professional, book-lover and frequent challah baker. Originally from Skokie, Illinois, Susie first came to Iowa City for college and grad school. The following decade was full of adventure and moving boxes as she and her husband followed jobs to New York, Illinois and Texas. They were thrilled to relocate “home” to Iowa City in 2016. In addition to working at the UI Pomerantz Career Center, Susie is a PTA volunteer and sorority advisor. She loves date nights in the Ped Mall, catching a show at Hancher or the Englert, and most of all, cuddling her kids on the couch.

Guide to Iowa City Area Parent-Teacher Groups

We are one month into the school year, and the learning curve is still like a roller coaster. For every moment when I get the hang of things, there is a moment of weakness where...

You’ll Want The New Iowa Children’s Museum Play Pack!

I think it's safe to say that all kids love The Iowa Children's Museum. As a parent I'm so excited for a new way to enjoy the museum from home during these unique times....

Goodbye To Our Lost Summer

This year was, in all likelihood, the only summer I will ever spend at home with my kids.  I wish I had been able to fully enjoy it. I hope, in hazy memories, my kids...

Summer 2020 Iowa City Area Farmers Markets

This summer may look different, but there are still opportunities to support our area farmers and get fresh produce and meat on your table. Just as in every area of our lives right now,...

Stock up and Make-Ahead Lasagna

Oh, how I love Ina Garten. This is not news to anyone into whose home I have brought a potluck item. Her cookbooks are in heavy rotation in my kitchen; their grease-splattered pages lovingly...

Disney Did the Right Thing By Closing: But I’m Still Sad

As you may have heard, Disney announced Thursday it would be closing Disneyland and Walt Disney World for the rest of March. The announcement joined a growing list of cancellations ranging from South by...

Iowa City Needs More Early-Morning Play Options

On a Saturday morning a few weeks ago, I texted a mom friend to see if she wanted to meet up at Dodge Street Coffeehouse. It opens early, has great coffee, and has a...

“Where Does She Find the Time?” Let’s be Honest about Hobbies

In small, quiet corners of my home lie abandoned hobbies, waiting in a suspended state of "you never know." In a kitchen cabinet, a stash of yarn remains from the crochet adventure of 2018...
Hanukkah Menu and Recipes

Have Hanukkah Your Way: A Flexible & Easy Menu

During Hanukkah, I love setting aside a night for a traditional family dinner. In the midst of the noise and busy-ness of December, the table can be a quiet and light-filled space. Depending on the...

Guide to Area Parent-Teacher Groups

When my son started kindergarten, it felt like stepping into a new city without a map. I could read the street signs, but it was difficult to navigate a new landscape of school culture,...