I’m excited to announce my upcoming video series Local Moms Who Lead. This series will highlight local moms who are also community leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, and more. We’ll explore topics such as how parenting has influenced their leadership style...
I was so healthy I hadn’t even been to the doctor in ten years. I hadn't had so much as a cold since the Clinton administration! But my new health insurance was forcing me to get a checkup. I...
The other day I opened up Facebook and saw on my feed a particularly disturbing photograph of a sobbing young child in what could only be described as a cage.  Bold wording over the photograph insinuated that this child...
I sighed down at my daughter in the midst of a crowded IKEA store. "You really can't walk?" I asked doubtfully. "I can't put any weight on my right knee," she answered tearfully, sinking onto a display bed. I assumed it was...
March is Women’s History Month. Centered around International Women’s Day on March 8, we celebrate 31 days of all the inspirational women before us and the influential women of today. With the #MeToo movement, I feel it is more...
I'm so mad I could spit. (Don't tell my kids I said that.) This is not the post I wanted to write. One of my students–at 13 years old–just died of pediatric cancer. (I don't remember the long scary name of...
Helpless. I'm not ashamed to admit that this is the adjective I would use to best describe how I feel right now. Logically, I know that there are many things that I can (and should) be doing. But emotionally? Well,...
Over 150 women found a semblance of closure in a courtroom last month as the gavel dropped on serial sex abuser Larry Nassar. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina held nothing back as she delivered her sentence of up to 175 years...
On Monday, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There are several service activities planned in the area to commemorate Dr. King’s dream for racial and economic justice.  MLK Day Unity in the...
It’s not uncommon for my family to give back, especially during the holiday season. Whether it be sponsoring a family in need, donating toys, or simply just baking cookies for those in our lives, we try to find ways...

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Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches in the Iowa City Corridor

Nothing says fall like a walk through a sunny orchard with your family to select the perfect pumpkin or fill your basket with ripe...