Birthday bonanza, round 1

November 19 was Elizabeth Campbell’s birthday and boy did we have a good time. She is one of my classmates …

Take a break from cooking

I figure since it’s the day after Thanksgiving most of us are probably too stuffed to think about cooking anything–even …

Happy thanksgiving!!

Today is a very special day indeed. Not only is it a day off school/work but it’s also a great …

Festival of Trees & Lights!

Today begins the annual Festival of Trees & Lights for Blank Children’s Hospital. Held at the Polk County Convention Complex, …

Celebration station!

I have a crazy obsession with parties/birthdays/celebrations…pretty much anything that includes loads of sugar and free reign to be loud …

Public health thank you!

Today is Public Health Thank You Day. If you’ve never thought about what public health officials do for you, consider …

DMU collects cash for United Way, food for DMARC pantries, mentors for kids

Des Moines University’s Community Service Committee is celebrating a bountiful autumn, a giving staff and several successful campaigns. This year’s …

Do some good today!

This is heart-warming, use it for inspiration today: see what this lil 4-year-old Iowa boy wants for Christmas. So now …

Intramurals

I may be 5’3″ (on a good day) but I like volleyball and DMU has an intramural league—PERFECT! Why anyone …

It’s my job to brag!

Seriously, when you have such adorable nephews/nieces as I do, you have to show them off. So let me brag …

Winter is comin’

Do you like to skate? I know I do. I use to pretend I was a professional ice skater in …

Friday recipe: heart-healthy cheesy potatoes

I am of the opinion that you can’t go wrong with cheesy potatoes, so when I found this recipe for …