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Learn more Learn more For more information, visit lifesafeastllc.com. Beth McGorry always has had the itch to travel. The 49-year-old Director of Donor Relations at St. Mark Youth Enrichment in Dubuque, she also holds a part-time job with Kohl’s for the sole purpose of padding her travel savings account. “My parents were from New York,...
From ice-cold brews to flaming hot wings — with a sprinkling of live music and family activities in between — the tri-state area will host a wide array of festivals this summer. Throughout June, July and August, community calendars are packed with events where local residents can enjoy live entertainment, food and beverage vendors and...
Summer is in full swing. And many parents are looking for activities to keep kids’ brains and bodies active as the school year wraps up. Here are a few ideas to check out locally: For budding creatives Dubuque Museum of Art Youth can get acquainted with the museum’s world-class art collection and explore exhibition highlights...
Dubuque County Master Gardeners’ annual Tour of Gardens will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Six gardens will be featured on the tour, as well as three mini educational workshops. Tickets are $8 in advance, available at the Iowa State University Extension office until Friday, June 14. Tickets the day...
Summer has arrived, and everyone’s ready for a vacation. Parents tend to feel the pressure and desire a vacation after vacation. I feel for everyone planning a vacation. There are so many choices, options, experiences, costs, reviews, travel time and methods to get there to consider — not to mention, keeping everyone happy as the...
Spicy tomato salsa gives these light, juicy chicken burgers a hint of the Southwest. Look for ground chicken made from chicken breast meat only. If it says ground chicken, then skin, fat and dark meat can have been added. Helpful hints • Be sure to drain the salsa to keep the hamburgers from being too...
Traveling can be an exhilarating experience, offering opportunities for exploration, adventure and relaxation. However, it’s no secret that travel also can bring about its fair share of stressors, particularly for women juggling multiple responsibilities and expectations. From packing and planning for yourself and your family to navigating unfamiliar environments, the demands of travel can sometimes...
Whether you let your fitness slide or are starting from scratch, here’s how to jump-start a new routine: 1. Get a physical Whether you’re trying a new type of workout or coming back from an exercise hiatus, it’s a good idea to visit your doctor before you begin. You might have developed risk factors since...
It’s the season for family vacations. Here are five ideas to consider: Beaches Resorts (Ocho Rios or Negril, Jamaica) Access your slice of sun-filled fun during a family vacation at one of two Beaches Resorts in Jamaica. Both all-inclusive options provide an endless list of activities and adventures to keep every member of your family...
82% of adults in the United States are planning to travel this summer. Among these travelers, 42% plan to embark on multiple trips. 52% plan to fly at least once this summer. 25% of Americans are ready to stamp their passports, with adults between 18 and 29 being the most likely to travel aboard. In...
I “heart” New York! I had never been to New York City before. I had never been on a plane before. The year 2024 has given me so much and continues to give. In January, I shared my 2024 affirmations, and I must say, they are working for me. I’ve gotten a new car, a...
Learn more Learn more For more information, visit lifesafeastllc.com. This time of year has long been a favorite of Jenna Hirtz. “I grew up in the country, and my dad and mom were big veggie and flower gardeners,” she said. “From a young age, there was always a lot of love for nature and conservation.”...
Welcome to spring. March was a prime example that seasons change and not always as expected. Comparable to life, our circumstances and our need for stuff also change. The tradition of spring cleaning is in effect. Garage sales are scheduled, kids are rediscovering seasonal activity items or requesting new things to keep them occupied indoors...
Home is a very touching subject for me. May also is for mothers. I wanted to take this month to acknowledge all mothers and wish them a happy Mother’s Day. March 14 marked six years since I lost my mother. Days later, on March 20, I also lost someone very special to me who I’ve...
Slender asparagus and fresh ricotta are easy to find in spring, and these savory crespelle offer a winning combination of the seasonal favorites. Adapted from a recipe from Tuscan food writer and chef Giulia Scarpaleggia, the two ingredients are paired in a fresh and creamy filling for lacy, tender homemade crepes that can either be...
Warmer weather, colorful flowers and gloriously sunny skies aren’t the only things that put spring on people’s lists as the best season. If you’re a cook, May is when you can look forward to a bounty of fresh herbs, tender lettuces and green vegetables not just in the grocery store, but at local farmers markets....
When choosing what kind of plants to put down in your yard, you likely focus on the what and the where. After all, a beautiful plant in a prime location enhances curb appeal and even bragging rights. You might pay less attention though to understanding your plant hardiness zone and all the ramifications that come...
The perfect landscape might start with a healthy, lush lawn, but for interest and depth, you’ll also need to consider the plants that surround it. Thankfully, it’s easy to make considerable improvements to your backyard life using tips from professionals. Landscape designer Doug Scott offers these tips for selecting and installing plants that will beautify...
Let’s talk about a game-changer for women’s wellness that’s literally right outside your door: Your herb garden. Sure, these little green wonders make your food taste amazing, but did you know they’re also packed with health perks? Let’s dish on how growing herbs can level up your health game. Stress relief and mental zen Life...
Learn more Learn more For more information, visit lifesafeastllc.com. Rose Steffes knew from an early age that she’d want to pursue a career in the beauty industry — specifically in styling hair. “I knew ever since I was a child,” she said. “Whether I was doing my Barbie’s hair, my sister’s hair or my own...
Spring has sprung which means your tresses are going to be making more public appearances in the months ahead. But if you’re like many people, you’re not entirely satisfied with your locks. In fact, 76% of women are concerned about their hair feeling weighed down. While they want to nourish hair that feels dry or...
When Ann Butzier first opened her shop, Namaste, in 2015, you couldn’t find the word “athleisure” in the dictionary. “It was a word I’d heard, but it wasn’t common,” she said. “I remember using it in a conversation with a customer, and she said, ‘Oh, that’s a cool word.’” But in the past several years...
From fitness conscious consumers to busy moms who always are on the go, casual athletic attire has become a socially acceptable and on-trend style. It’s so popular, it carries its own name: Athleisure. It might sound like a piece of cake to dress in casual clothing. However, avoiding a “just rolled out of bed look”...
Spring is here (finally), and it’s time to ditch those winter boots for something a little lighter on your feet. From sweat sessions to evenings on the town, here’s how to refresh your closet and get on top of this spring’s shoe trends to meet your style and functional needs. 1. Active style. Prioritize both...
Falling short of your goals? In a period of stagnation? It might be time to spring clean your routine. Here are a few tips and ideas for getting more done with greater ease: 1. Spruce up your settings. Do you find some of the push notifications on your phone distracting? Give yourself the gift of...
Many prioritize skin protection when spending time outdoors, but skin damage from UV rays and free radicals can occur inside, too. Consider these tips and insights this spring and summer: Indoor and outdoor hazards If you’re already taking measures to protect skin while outdoors, that’s great. The sun is responsible for up to 90% of...
It’s been a complicated start to the year, at least in the kitchen. Unseasonably warm days had us firing up the grill, and the debut of tulips and tree buds surely meant that asparagus and early peas were imminent. Except it wasn’t even March. Now that the seasons officially have changed (even if the temperatures...
In the intricate tapestry of women’s lives, the choices they make in fashion extend far beyond mere aesthetics. They weave into the very fabric of their well-being. This symbiotic relationship between fashion and women’s health has garnered increased attention, revealing the profound impact that style can have on various facets of their lives. This exploration...
Our fashion choices come and go, and our storage solutions also should evolve with time. I encourage everyone to let your imagination run wild and customize a space to compliment your taste. The amount of space within our home is a good baseline of how much we should store. Logic and emotion is a concept...
I’m no stranger to writer’s block. I’m sure many other artists struggle with this as well. Lately, I’ve been feeling stuck. I want to create. I want to share my work. But only if it means something. March was Women’s History Month, and I learned new things and relearned old things. Nina Simone was an...
Learn more Learn more For more information, visit lifesafeastllc.com. As a nurse for the Galena (Ill.) Unit School District, Emily Rigopoulos is used to being surrounded by and working with youth. However, this month will mark a new chapter for the 27-year-old. Rigopoulos and husband Sam will welcome a new edition to their family on...
New parents have a lot to think about. From setting up the nursery, to picking out a name, there are so many details to consider, both small and large. Here are some tips to make your baby’s arrival easier: Prepare your household Bringing home a baby is going to shake things up for every member...
Looking for the perfect baby shower gift? A few go-to ideas can make welcoming little ones into the world a breeze. Here are some creative ones to consider: Cute, cuddly and customizable Making perfect friends for little ones, My Pal Scout and My Pal Violet Smarty Paws from LeapFrog are no ordinary stuffed animals. Their...
Much as MTV and Saturday morning cartoons stood in as de facto parents for our generation, Tik Tok and Instagram are serving in loco parentis for the next generation of tech-obsessed youth. But there is another way. A better way. A hacking way. In hackis parentis, if you will allow a bit of Latin in...
A huge shout-out to all the mothers reading Her magazine. I have an altered and informed perspective of parenting to share with you. If you are a new reader, let me emphasize. I’m single as a Pringle, with no kids. In January, I had an amazing opportunity to work in Washington, D.C., to assist a...
Baby, it’s a brand new year. And when it comes to creating the perfect sleep space for little ones, there are more fun options than ever. Styles range from haute to homespun, vintage to vanguard. A look at some of the best: Blurring the lines Traditional parameters like gender-specific motifs and colors, and room-specific furnishings,...
For new parents, the urge to keep little ones entertained and enriched can often lead to a home so full of baby gear and toys that grown-up style all but disappears. It doesn’t have to be like that. Designer Theodore Leaf says he works with many clients trying to keep their whole home from becoming...
While pregnancy can be a joyful time, there can be a lot to think about. Whether you’re a first-time parent or you have a growing brood, welcoming your newest family member is a big task. Here are some tips for staying organized throughout the process: Do your research While certain parenting skills are intuitive, some...
A common story we hear from parents is that they didn’t realize how much there was to know about preparing for birth and breastfeeding. In our classes, we commonly hear, “I wish I would have known that before my first birth.” Many families share that they thought it would all come naturally or that they...
Motherhood is an incredible journey, filled with cherished moments and everyday challenges. As mothers, we strive to offer the best to our children, and at the heart of their well-being lies the crucial aspect of nutrition. The intersection of parenting and nutrition is profound, influencing not only our little ones’ physical health, but also their...
Sometimes the best advice comes from someone who’s been there, done that. If you’re resolving to lose that baby weight, why not consider the wisdom of someone who faced this challenge and did so with great success? Morgan Root, an Army veteran, found that after the birth of her second child, the scale kept going...
What to serve for dinner on Fridays during Lent can prove something of a head-scratcher if you want to refrain from eating meat but are not a fan of baked or fried seafood dishes. Sure, you can order pizza or fill up on grilled cheese sandwiches, but that can get pretty old pretty quick. That’s...
While bunny and egg-shaped candies always are crowd-pleasing favorites during Easter, you can make the holiday extra special for kids with some less sugary treats that can be enjoyed year-round. For a joy-filled celebration, get inspired with these fun and egg-cellent ideas for Easter baskets: Great books Books unlock new worlds and ideas, making them...
I planned to make every article this year a poem. The March publication is the Mom Edition. This month, I am supposed to speak on parenting and motherhood. I do not have children, so my intention was to write a poem about my parents like I did last year. Unfortunately, when I sat down to...
Learn more Learn more For more information, visit lifesafeastllc.com. There is something about whipping up a tasty concoction, watching guests sink their teeth into that first bite and hearing the silence before the collective chorus of approval that is music to Angela Linton-Canfield’s ears. “Mmm.” “It’s that sound that makes us do what we do,”...
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to let that special someone know how you feel about them. Whether it be a spouse, a new boyfriend or girlfriend, or a best friend, let these thoughtful gift ideas show them how much you really care: 1. A perfect brew. As most tea and coffee drinkers know, the...
Did you know that 25% of the 805,000 heart attacks per year in the U.S. are recurrent? The American Heart Association reports that once you’ve experienced a heart attack, your chances of having another one is higher. In fact, nearly one in five patients who’ve had a heart attack will have another cardiovascular event, such...
Love is in the air again and so is corporate greed, selling us the meaning of love every year with expensive gifts and holiday treats. Teddy bears and chocolate hearts fill store shelves. Roses by the dozen sell out to be given as symbols of affection and apologies. Not to crap all over the season...
Many of us start a new year by promising ourselves we’ll do better — save more money, perhaps, or lose those extra pounds by starting an exercise program. During the festive holiday season, eating healthier also typically is high on the list of New Year’s resolutions. Giving up alcohol after the excesses of December —...
By this time of the year, I find myself craving meals with light and clean flavors. Chicken soup fills the bill perfectly. While most years I like to experiment with those flavors, this year I think I’ll stick to the classic version, with tender chicken and vegetables swimming in a thyme-scented broth. Instead, I’ll experiment...
Here’s a quick, warm and inviting soup made with tender meatballs, vegetables and broken pieces of pasta — cooked in one pot. It’s a clever way to use up any leftover pasta in your pantry. The pasta is cooked in the same pan as the meatballs. The meatballs are browned first, then added to the...
I used the vibrant flavors of Creole cooking to create this easy vegetarian dinner. Louisiana creole cooking is a fusion of Spanish, French and African cuisines. Onions, celery, green bell pepper, tomatoes and hot pepper seasoning are the basic ingredients. The heat is up to you. The amount of cayenne pepper in the recipe gives...
Hosting a Big Game watch party? By following the playbook of BBQ experts, you’ll have your friends and family cheering for your game day spread. “The trick to achieving tasty BBQ is real smoke flavor. And to get real smoke flavor, you need quality, natural hardwoods, with or without a pellet grill,” says Levi Strayer,...
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. How do we know? Decor has been out since December — hearts slowly populating our shelves throughout the Christmas season. February 2024 happens to be a leap year and possibly, Mother Nature’s recognition we need more time. We have an extra 24 hours. Why not organize? A majority...
With space at a premium, many people are looking to maximize their home environment as much as possible. Whether it’s to accommodate a home office or in-home classroom space for children or just create extra space to relax and unwind, maximizing one’s home foot print is more important than ever. The reality is, there are...
While many home renovation projects are best tackled during the warmer months, there are specific minor repairs and tasks that are important to address in winter. These quick projects are easy to complete in a weekend and will make for a more cozy, organized winter home. Service the furnace It’s easy to get behind on...
Navigating womanhood often entails a complex connection with one’s body. Many women perceive their bodies as projects to be contoured and adjusted to fit societal ideals. There’s a persistent pressure to shrink here, enlarge there and conform to an idealized body standard. This burden is something many of us carry from a young age, often...
As the new year continues, many people have made resolutions regarding their physical health, but it’s just as important to focus on brain health, especially for older adults, according to experts. “As people age, they may experience stressors such as serious illness, losing close friends and family members, managing life on a fixed income and...
For parents, juggling the demands of work and home life can no doubt take a toll on physical health. In fact, a Cornell University study of 50 working moms and dads found that more than half turned to unhealthy eating options — pizza, chocolate and fast food, because they were too busy to start a...
Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important and plays a role in different aspects of our health. It is used in our bodies to keep bones strong, support mental health and improve sleep, among other functions. Our bodies make vitamin D through sun exposure, which is why...
A considerable number of women aren’t eating enough. From my experience, most women I encounter base their nutritional choices on the concept of calories in versus calories out. While this idea influences weight management, fewer calories don’t always translate to improved health or weight loss. When we restrict ourselves to minimal daily calorie intake, we...
Paper or plastic? Neither, please. I prefer a file system. For me and other organized individuals, it’s time to get excited about tax season. Before you curse me for my giddy approach to close out another year, imagine how much of your time, effort, money and sanity could be saved if documents were organized as...
After a year of hardship — shootings, war and uncertainty regarding artificial intelligence — the Pantone Color Institute has announced that Peach Fuzz, a warm and fuzzy hue between pink and orange, is the Color of the Year for 2024. Looking back at 2023, you can’t help but wonder if one of Pantone’s most popular...
As we step into the new year, our commitment to wellness has never been stronger. In this fast-paced world, we’re all searching for ways to prioritize our health and create sanctuaries of peace within our homes. One transformative step towards a healthier lifestyle is the removal of toxic fragrances from our households. Instead of candles...
Upcoming events Upcoming events 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 17: “Finding Where I Belong: Equity, Inclusion and Me,” Gisella Aitken-Shadle, The Innovation Lab, 210 Jones St., Suite 100. 9:30 a.m. Feb. 3: Snowshoeing, Fillmore Recreation Area, 21655 U.S. 151, Cascade, Iowa. 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 21: “Take Care of Your Network, and Your Network Will Take Care of...
Good foot and ankle health is critical for good overall health, so no matter what your wellness goals are for 2024, be sure to start from the ground up. “Feet and ankle issues can be signs of overarching health problems like diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease, so paying attention to them is vital for early...
If you’re like many people, you might view the change in seasons as a sign that you can give up your skin protection routine. Experts say that everyone, regardless of gender or lifestyle, should be careful not to neglect their skin health in winter. “Don’t let your guard down in winter. Not only are you...
Learn more Learn more For more information, visit OutsidetheLinZ.com or Outside the LinZ on TikTok, Facebook and YouTube. On Jan. 1, 2017, Jessica Abresch found her life coming to a crossroads. Her mother had just passed away. The following year, her father was diagnosed with cancer, eventually succumbing to his illness. “People don’t understand how...
The New Year is the perfect time to hit the reset button on your health and wellness. Not sure where to start? Doctors say you can make the biggest impact with small, incremental tweaks to your routine. “It is quite common after the holidays to think about all you’ve eaten or your reduced physical activity...
New year, new me again. New flourishment. New growth. New resolutions again. New promises. New tropes. More abundance. More money. New habits. New hopes. Bigger ambitions. Bigger dreams. Smaller fears. Bigger scopes. A better vision. A better life. Always humble, never boast. Grateful for all that I have and for the ones I love the...
As we bid farewell to another year, many of us are beginning to set new intentions and embrace the promise of a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions are a popular tradition, but they often fade away as the year progresses. So this new year, I invite you to switch up the usual “workout x amount...
My mandarin orange tree and spider plants enjoyed a longer vacation than I did, having spent the entire summer outdoors on the back deck. But the party ended late last month when frost threatened. So I gave them a thorough hose drenching — leaves and all — to remove any would-be hitchhikers and poured a...
The year always seems to go by so fast. It’s December again already. The holiday season is my favorite time of the year. Between me and you, I’m a Halloween girl first, but Christmas right after that. I spent Thanksgiving with family and had a great time with great food. It was exactly what I...
Irish novelist Cecelia Ahern said, “Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling.” And she’s right. Scientists say people often crave certain foods because those meals remind them of childhood memories or foods they remember being given when they were sick (chicken noodle soup is almost certainly a universally loved comfort food). Winter brings a lot...
A recent LendingTree survey found nearly half of the 2,000 consumers surveyed are dreading the holidays due to the financial costs. This type of sentiment increases among women, especially as moms are more likely to buy gifts for the family than dads. But there are ways to reduce the financial stress of the holidays, save...
Homemade gifts are the best. However, I did not always appreciate this present. My mom has a talent for crocheting, and I didn’t respect her talent until I was older and understood the value of money and the love that shows in the effort of a homemade gift. My friend, Marilyn, taught me this lesson...
And just like that, we’ve approached the close of another year. Welcome to December, the month when we attempt to accomplish everything we’ve put off for the last 334 days. That said, the next 744 hours of 2023 represents our attempt to wrap-up a million things and see as many people as humanly possible. Make...
If you’ve ever made cut-out cookies, you can make a gingerbread house from scratch. Did your cottage from a kit collapse like a house of cards? Homemade royal icing is easy to make and a better cookie caulk than the stuff that comes pre-packaged. And nothing smells better at Christmastime than gingerbread in the oven....
The holiday season is one of the best times of the year. Between cooking, cleaning and keeping guests entertained, it also can be demanding on your time and energy. In fact, during the holiday season, adults are five times more likely to say the level of stress in their life increases rather than decreases, according...
In the rural Peosta, Iowa, home of Stephanie Failmezger this time of year, you’re not likely to find garland draped from archways, elves on shelves or stockings hung by the chimney with care. Instead, she reserves most of her merry energy for one thing: Her Christmas tree. “It’s just always something I’ve done,” Failmezger said....
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the tri-state area as myriad nonprofits, community organizations and musical groups begin to prepare for the holiday season. From concerts to community dinners and a scuba-diving Santa, there’s a wide variety of merry and bright celebrations set to take place through the end of the year....
One of the hardest, most fraught parts of the holidays is that age-old tradition of gift giving. Few things stress in quite the same way as nervously shuffling through a store on Dec. 23 looking for a present that’s not going to look like you bought it nervously on Dec. 23. That’s why Her Hacks...
As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, our skin faces new challenges during the winter months. The combination of harsh weather, indoor heating and less sunlight can leave our skin feeling dry, dull and prone to various challenges, such as acne, sun damage and dark pigmentation. There is a powerful trio that can...
The past few months have been unusually busy for my husband, John, and me. We have decluttered our house, sold it, packed everything we own and moved to a different state. As we weed through all the boxes, it’s easy for us to get overwhelmed. Have you ever felt this way? Do you ever struggle...
With the holiday season approaching, I wanted to write about family and traditions. I wanted to share stories about holiday meals and how to shop for the perfect gifts. I mean, let’s be real: Do you know them well enough to get them a gift that they actually would like? Does the gift have personal...
It often is said that the kitchen is the “heart” of the home, where a family often gathers as well as entertains its guests. An extension of this often is one’s dining space. These two areas of the home lend themselves to specific needs relating to gathering, aesthetics and functionality. When it comes to dining...
When it comes to organizing our possessions throughout the year, as well as during the holiday season, the easiest piece of advice I can offer is to have less stuff. The holidays are right around the corner, and I urge others to focus on our people, not our stuff. The past several years have been...
When I was a college student, I was living in a fifth-floor walk-up apartment in downtown Iowa City. The apartment was on the top floor of a converted seminary/converted office building and, consequently, had a tiny kitchen — maybe 6-feet long by 3-feet wide, but my very first. And it was here that I began...
W hen it comes to fall fruit, it’s hard to beat the versatility of the humble apple. Gala and the ubiquitous Red Delicious tend to be the most popular for eating out of hand, but sweet-tart cultivars such as Honeycrisp and the bright green, citrusy-tart Granny Smith also are great for a quick after-school or...
In a world where women play diverse and crucial roles, their health and well-being should be a top priority. Nutrition, as a foundational aspect of overall health, is particularly significant for women. A well-balanced diet can help women navigate the unique challenges they face, from hormonal fluctuations to various life stages. The use of nutrition...
if you go if you go Event: Her Night Out Time/date: 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Site: Grand River Center, Port of Dubuque. Cost: $40 for general admission, $75 for charcuterie contestants, $450 for corporate sponsors and Girlfriend Tables. Tickets are available at pro.pickurtix.com/e/her-night-out/tickets. If there was a silver lining to be found amidst the...
Comedian Steve Martin once said, “Those French — it’s like they have a word for everything!” Charcuterie is one of those words. The art of pairing meats and cheeses with all kinds of delectable accompaniments is derived from the French words “chair” (flesh) and “cuit” (cooked). In 15th century France, the word was used to...
For me, holiday parties always impart a warm, cozy feeling of getting together with friends, family and neighbors. But hosting such a party can be stressful, expensive and time-consuming, which defeats the whole warm and cozy philosophy. My solution is a holiday open house. The idea behind this easy-to-pull-off gathering is that there is no...
March 29, 2018, marked a pivotal turning point in the life of Callie Mescher FitzGerald. It was the day her longtime partner, Tom Howe, took his life, leaving behind Mescher FitzGerald and their daughter, Ruby, who was only a few months old. The Cascade, Iowa, native was living in Denver at the time, having studied...
My husband and I exchange looks as soon as we see a pregnant person show up on the television screen because he knows I’m about to say things like, “What?” “Really?!” and “Why?” I understand that writers are trying to make their shows exciting, but the images shown often cannot be further from the reality...
Having to make dinner night after night can be a drag any time of year, but it can feel even more like a chore in the fall if you have kids in school. After the (relatively) relaxed days of summer, it can take a while to get back into the rhythm, routine and energy of...
Mae Hingtgen has lived a life defined by health and wellness. “I’ve been a social worker my whole life,” said Hingtgen, 53. “I think, for me, what it comes down to is the idea of advocacy and the belief that we all have a fundamental right to be treated with respect and dignity, no matter...
Football isn’t the only thing people go nuts over this time of year. It also marks pumpkin-spice season, with the warming (and controversial) seasonal fall flavor finding its way into everything from your Starbucks latte and Southern Tier Brewing Co.’s Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale to cookies, popcorn, spreads, breads, creamer, yogurt, gelato, cereal and toaster...
It often is said that the kitchen is the “heart” of the home, where a family often gathers as well as entertains its guests. An extension of this often is one’s dining space. These two areas of the home lend themselves to specific needs relating to gathering, aesthetics and functionality. When it comes to dining...
A. Alanda Gregory has never been one to sit on the sidelines, nor rest on her laurels. In addition to being named as the Her magazine and BizTimes.biz Woman of Innovation, in the past year, the 54-year-old mother of five also was honored with the prestigious Iowa Governor’s Arts Award, recognizing her as an emerging...
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