Eileen is one. My daughter: A climber, interested in anything just out of reach – exploring boundaries. Her ears find a rhythm and her tiny body moves, hair swirl bobbing to the… Read More
I feel like I’m living in some alternate universe where each minute goes by in the Earth equivalent of 27 seconds. Poof! Days are turning into weeks. I’ve had a running list for… Read More
It’s always an honor to contribute to “ia” magazine, the statewide sister publication of “DSM.” Like last year, I was assigned an outdoor adventure piece. This… Read More
This weekend we went on a mini Iowa adventure to the Loess Hills for the dedication of the Turin Prairie, a project of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. It felt so good to hike! Our gara… Read More
Joe and I found ourselves with three hours of kid-free, Saturday prime date-night time this weekend and I wanted to invest it somewhere a baby and toddler would not be welcome. I’ve be… Read More
All in the same week, I bought a pair of Crocs and joined Weight Watchers. Then cried about it. The Crocs are the ballet flat kind and I intend to only wear them to walk the dog and garden… Read More
My dear, neglected blog! Summer has been a whirlwind and it looks like we’re plowing right into fall, so I wanted to check in and share some upcoming events that I’ve been a… Read More
The night before I was about to make good on my pledge to do a day of RAGBRAI, I was a ball of nerves. I love to ride my bike around town but in all honesty, I’m not a super confident… Read More
Argh. This morning, with its thunderstorms and pancakes held so much promise for a chill, productive-but-lazy day. And by that I mean the kind of day when you get your house picked up while… Read More
We did an overnight camping trip with 10 kids under 4 and lived to blog about it. Really, there are no huge life-hacks to share except that if you like camping and you have a baby and a tod… Read More
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