Alicia Tjelmeland

Alicia is a stay-at-home mom to Claire (6), Drake (5), and Kate (3), and wife of 7 years to Tyler. She also works from home as the Operations Manager for Prairie School Foundation, and Bookkeeper for T&K Development. After growing up in western Iowa, Alicia ventured east to attend the University of Iowa and graduated in 2014 with a Political Science degree, and a minor in English. When she isn’t chasing kids or answering emails, she loves finding time for scrapbooking, going on walks around the neighborhood, and watching any and every home renovation show! Alicia loves staying involved in her community, mainly through spending time in her church and volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters. After having three kids in a 3.5 year span, her advice to moms with young ones is: “prayer, coffee, and then a little more of each!”

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As I stayed up until midnight a few months back watching a new round of Netflix shows, I thought to myself, “I should tell my friends to skip that movie and save them two...

Netflix Reviews: Watch It Or Skip It

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