If you ask a new parent their fears about parenthood, most will talk about disruptions in routine, feeding issues, sleep issues, and general questions about doing the right thing.  I would bet that most new parents would never imagine...
Before my parents moved from my childhood home, they deposited in my entryway a stack of boxes. I had unsuccessfully lobbied my mom to dump everything. I didn't want to sort through my collected "stuff" and figured I had...
I've had a few life-changing experiences in the past 50 years. Finding my soulmate. Becoming a mother.  Discovering a coffee mug that keeps your coffee at the perfect temperature. Don't ask me to rank these in order of importance....
As a mom of three, I was struggling to keep up with cleaning around my home. Luckily, we have someone to help and, if you can, there is no shame in hiring help. So, while I’ll be leaving the actual...
This year was a milestone birthday — I turned 40 at the beginning of February. I’m not sure how I’m supposed to feel about that. Lately, my husband, my mother, and other extended family have been teasing me about...
Parent/teacher conferences are a staple of the school calendar. Every 12 weeks, like clockwork, the form email goes out to family members of PK-12 students announcing the all-important parent/teacher conferences that are on the horizon. In Iowa City, parent/teacher conferences...
It was a Friday night — our first Friday night as parents. Our newborn son was snuggled up and sleeping on my chest. My husband snapped a picture. I went on to post it on social media with the...
There was a reason my four-year-old had his own phone. It just wasn't a good one. When my husband and I got new phones, we kept the old ones for an upcoming vacation. It would be our first flight in...
It has been about a month. And as time has created a little distance from our holiday experience, I am going to say the thing you’re not supposed to say — our holiday wasn’t good. It was honestly one of...
Last year I participated in a study on the impact of COVID-19 on working mothers. I don't remember every question from the phone interview, but I do remember one answer in particular. "No one misses me," I blurted out. I...

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An Open Love Letter to Hawkeye Basketball

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Long before Iowa City Moms began, long before I was a wife and a mom, even long before I was a student at the...