Journal writing was never one of my strong suits. As a teenager I would write in it periodically, basically whenever I found it in my room. Now that I am a mom I have maybe only written in it...
Three years ago, I made the first New Year's resolution I’ve ever kept. Essentially, I challenged myself to create something new every day. These didn’t need to be tangible items. Sometimes it was art. Often it was in the...
It’s that time of the year. The twinkle and promises of the holiday season are fading away, leaving us with broken resolutions and frozen noses. There’s a reason January is both hot tea month and national soup month–after the...
2017 was hard.  And now that I think about it, 2016 and 2015 weren’t so easy either. I had a rough time having babies—the anxiety, sleep deprivation, and overwhelming to-do lists were difficult for me to adjust to. It...
We are so fortunate to live in an area with a wealth of holiday activities to enjoy with your family! So take out your calendar, grab a pen, and plan which activities you'll enjoy this year! A couple of new...
Welcome to the new year! The year so many have been looking forward to, especially after the headlines of the previous year continued to affront us with not-so-happy news. I always love the new year because I love planners...
Money.  Not a lot of people like to talk about it, and things can get awkward real fast if you do.  I am not one of those people.  I don’t mind at all.  In fact I love talking about...
Two years ago I made the first, and only, resolution I have ever stuck with. I was being consumed by motherhood and trying to figure out who I was. So, I decided to make a resolution that would not...
A new year. A clean slate. A fresh start. January is a time many of us will make New Year’s Resolutions or set goals for the year. Research shows that about 40% of us make New Year’s Resolutions, but...

Making a Memory Jar

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A few years ago I came across a blog post about making a “memory jar” or a “happiness jar.” I don’t remember where I came across the original post, but the idea stuck with me. I’ve been doing it...

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Guide to Iowa City Area Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

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Get outside and enjoy the wonderful fall weather by visiting Iowa City area pumpkin patches and apple orchards! Use this guide to find your...