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Birth of the Iowa Tradition That Went Viral

Birth of the Iowa Tradition That Went Viral

A few weeks ago we were among the crowd cheering on the University of Iowa Hawkeyes against Wyoming. Although I’ve been an Iowa fan my entire life, this was the first time I attended one of their football games. It wasn’t the fo ...
ISO Amazing Coaches. Know One?

ISO Amazing Coaches. Know One?

Whether you participated in high school sports or cheered from the sidelines, chances are you had an opinion about the coaching staff. As a high school athlete, I recognized the hard work the coaches put into our team and looked to them for ...
Brightening Someone’s Day with Rocks

Brightening Someone’s Day with Rocks

Maybe this is becoming somewhat of a tradition. Each summer Nicole heads to a number of conferences across the nation. Some to attend, some to speak. In nearly all cases the family doesn’t come along. The travel expenses would just be ...
10 Non-Cash Ways to Support Your School

10 Non-Cash Ways to Support Your School

The other day I was having a chat with the Deacon at the church where I work. We were talking about the extensive fundraising the students do to help pay for a national leadership trip that takes place every other year. He gave an example o ...
On This Day We Reflect

On This Day We Reflect

Last year we did something that I’ve been waiting years to do. We visited Washington D.C. with the girls. We took them to Arlington National Cemetery where we witnessed the changing of the guard ritual as well as the wreath laying cer ...
Philanthropic Friday: Holiday Giving

Philanthropic Friday: Holiday Giving

This post was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Every time I attend a conference or event, I leave with all kinds of swag. For the ...
Philanthropic Friday: Support the Caribbean

Philanthropic Friday: Support the Caribbean

Every year since our girls were in preschool, they have participated in some kind of collection drive for the less fortunate. Examples include backpacks with snacks for hungry students, canned goods and non-perishable items for the food pan ...

Philanthropic Friday: Marvel Hero Acts

Every morning when I wake up, I make sure the girls haven’t hit their snooze too many times, then sit on the couch surfing Facebook for a few minutes until the coffee kicks in. The other day was a little more difficult than normal bec ...