{Featured Iowa Blogger} Shellie from Iowa Working Mom

Iowa Working Mom - Shellie

This week’s Featured Blogger is Shellie from Iowa Working Mom. As you’ll soon find out, Shellie is one of our newest bloggers and she’s purely a joy to read. Make sure to stop by her blog and say Hello! You can also follow Shellie on Twitter (@iowaworkingmom), too. You’ll find her take on being a…

Life Lessons From My Daughters

life lessons from my daughters

I’m raising three daughters, two of my own and one stepdaughter.  Every day, I am in awe of the way they are gracefully making their way through life.  In the almost 20 years that I’ve been a mom (has it really been that long?), I have learned some valuable things from these girls.  Watching them grow…

Let’s embrace what makes us all different

families

Recently, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed like I do every 10-15 minutes a day, and saw something one of my friends had posted to her wall: I felt heartbroken and very angry after reading this, because there’s a couple things you don’t know about my friend. She’s raising her 13-year old daughter, who…

Throwback Thursday – 5/7/2015

spark helping

I found this picture the other day, and thought it was an appropriate one to post in honor of Foster Care Awareness Month. This is Spark, the 8 year old foster child we had living with us for a few months in 2012. This was taken one night when he was helping my husband wash…