Katy Anderson

Katy is a working wife and mother to three. She attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids (Kohawks for life!) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and English. Married in June 2014 to husband her Nate, Katy brought along her rescue dog, Sadie, and with Nate came two bonus kids. Nate and Katy welcomed their daughter, Zoey, in April 2016 and have happily completed their family. Well, until more dogs are needed. Currently working full time and supporting three active kids, Katy has a hard time squeezing in her own hobbies. But, when she gets a chance, she enjoys spending time with her family, being active, and reading.

5 Ways To Find the Holiday Spirit in 2020

We all know that 2020 has been a year.  Yet here we are, we made it! Well...almost. Now comes the best part of every year; the holiday season.  When I think of the holidays it...

Please Don’t Cancel Halloween!

We are getting into the best part of the year: football, costumes, holidays, and food.  Football has already been canceled for most, and even come back into the schedule for some, and I can...

Take Care of Yourself, Too: 9 Easy Ideas for Self-Care

I really thought this year was going to be different.  I had all the tools to be healthy, happy, and even had numerous vacations planned. My husband surprised me with a trip to Florida...

Looking for the Good Amidst All the Chaos

It might be hard, but if you look for the good amidst the chaos, you will find it! My mom and I were on our way to see my grandparents after months of no contact...

Let them Play: A Mom’s Guide to Restarting Playdates

Although it feels weird at first, it’s time to start adjusting to a partially open society.  Some things are closed through the summer, but most are opening back up (though looking a bit different). ...

Small Changes You Can Make Now To Live More Eco-friendly

I am not an environmental fanatic.  We buy single-use plastic, use aerosol sprays, and throw away containers that are recyclable to avoid some seriously gross clean up (like the chicken containers after you remove...

Working From Home Through the Pandemic: Why I’m Struggling

My job can really be done from anywhere.  I am a Program Manager which means I spend most of my time on meetings with people from all over the world.  Even before COVID-19, I...

Three Is Not For Me…and That’s Okay

I was never a baby person and wasn’t around kids enough to be comfortable with them.  So when my husband and I decided to have a child, I was nervous about my lack of...

Cozy Nights and Crock-Pots: Easy Cheeseburger Soup

I really don’t mind the winter months.  I like not having the option to go outside and be active, because during the summer months I feel guilty if I just want to sit inside. ...
No Spend January

Start Off 2020 With “No-Spend January”! Here’s How:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but also the time of year where I feel most out of control with my spending.  I’m a frugal person and absolutely love finding deals &...