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Jody Gifford


I was born and raised in Iowa, but left long enough to know that this is truly "home" to me. I'm the mom of three kids (including a set of twins). Honestly, I'm not really sure what I did before they came along as life these days pretty much revolves around them. When it doesn't, I love to write, travel (beach locales are a favorite), eat great food, attend the theater, ballet, opera (basically ALL performing arts), read (all genres welcome), consignment shop and spend time with good friends. I'm a pretty positive person and look at each day as another reason to be thankful for all I that I have in life.

You are a superhero. What power would you choose?
To fly. It would seriously make vacationing SO much cheaper.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Be a better cook. I can make a couple things well, but could stand to expand my repertoire.
Inspire our readers. What's your favorite quote?
"A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others." –Salvador Dali