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...
Have you ever heard of au pairs before and wondered what they were all about? Or maybe thought that live-in childcare is only for rich people? My family hosted au pairs for five years, and I think it’s one...
I love resumes. Long before I actually worked at a career center, I would enthusiastically volunteer to review and edit my friends’ resumes. I’ve always found the process somewhat comforting. I get to humor my love of consistent formatting...
Going back to work after having my daughter was incredibly difficult, and hasn’t gotten any easier as she has grown into her toddler years. I think of her often during the day, and wish I could spend more one-on-one...
My office has a running joke that we could operate a full daycare center. At current count, we collectively have nearly 20 children–the majority of whom are five and under. We may not see them at staff meetings or...
We love spending our weekends doing quality family activities and getting the most out of our time with the kids. But as a full-time working mom, what about weekdays? Some weeknights I feel guilty after putting my two-year-old down for...
Like a lot of my friends, I am a mom whose work requires a significant amount of travel. Client meetings, conferences, staff meetings at headquarters, or coordinating events out of town, working moms rack up the miles away from...
Though it’s been a long time since I’ve been in school, every time the end of May comes around I start to get nostalgic for the long, lazy, unscheduled days of my childhood summer. As someone that now works...
I wasn't expecting going back to work to be so hard to juggle. Getting out of the house (on time) is a HUGE feat now. Jumping into strategic conversations when my brain is in "need a nap mode" and...
The night shift life is not for the faint of heart. Take the demands of a night shift job, add in the demands of a stay-at-home-mom, and you've got yourself an uphill battle. Working all night and momming all...

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Guide to Swimming and Safety in the Iowa City Area During...

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When I think about summers growing up, I immediately think about swimming. My grandparents had an amazing in-ground pool and hot tub. I learned...