Ramblings on SahmReviews

Parenting is Easy. Said No Parent EVER.

Parenting is Easy. Said No Parent EVER.

Whomever has said parenting is easy obviously doesn’t have children. It isn’t. Everything about life that may seem easy can be a struggle to explain to a child. I don’t want my kids growing up hearing “Because I said ...
How a Caucus Works; Including Coin Toss

How a Caucus Works; Including Coin Toss

The past several months have been filled with unwelcome phone calls at unreasonable times, so many unwanted flyers on my door and in my mailbox and enough TV ads that I started to regret watching anything that wasn’t on the DVR. Why a ...
Flashback: Edible Gold – Morel Mushrooms

Flashback: Edible Gold – Morel Mushrooms

As difficult as winter can be here in Iowa, there are some things that make it worthwhile. After the ground thaws and we get some spring showers, the combination of moisture and sunshine creates something magical: The morel mushroom. Severa ...
New Teenager; Old Traditions

New Teenager; Old Traditions

If you’ve been a longtime reader, you’ve been following along since we first talked about the girls on SahmReviews when they were just wee folk.  If you were with us when we were still posting regularly on our sister site, you w ...
Wishing You a Healthy & Happy 2016!

Wishing You a Healthy & Happy 2016!

We had an exciting year and are grateful that you decided to join us on our 2015 journey. The year brought some amazing opportunities to travel to New York for several blogger events, Los Angeles for exclusive interviews during the Inside O ...
Watch These Videos – I Dare You

Watch These Videos – I Dare You

Today is the last day of 2015. A year marked by many things, both good and bad. At times, the news causes me to lose faith in humanity altogether. Terrorism abroad and at home, corruption, political fighting, you name it – ugliness is ...
Safe Rides Home On New Years Eve

Safe Rides Home On New Years Eve

I was just an early teen the first time I learned the harshest impacts of drinking and driving. It was the end of the school year when we found out a neighbor had been out with a friend when they rolled their Jeep. It was a long time ago an ...
Merry Christmas from SahmReviews!

Merry Christmas from SahmReviews!

Today we’re taking time to be with our family and hope you’re doing the same. Whether you’re traveling or staying home and playing board games, finding time to be with the ones who matter most to you is what the day is all ...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we take some extra time to spend with our families and friends, to show them we are thankful for what life has brought us and has yet to bring us. We hope you are enjoying today with your loved ones wherever you are reading this. Have ...
Flashback: Traditions Start Somewhere

Flashback: Traditions Start Somewhere

This article originally appeared October 24, 2008 on SahmRamblings.com. (Editor’s Note: This year, GG would have turned 100 years old. I thought as a tribute I would retell our story of how her passing has helped us create a new famil ...