Hi! I'm Lindsay Hindman and I write the Siouxland Families Blog! I'm so glad you're here! I've always been the friendly nerd girl, and now that I'm a mom, I totally want you to lean over my shoulder and take advantage of the research I've done and the experiences I've had to make your life easier and more fun. Here's a bit more about my writing, my background, and how you can get a hold of me:
I'm a Sioux City mom of four and a graduate of Morningside College here in Sioux City. After growing up in San Diego, California; Normandy, France; and the Kansas City, Missouri area (Liberty Bluejay forever!), I ended up in Sioux City to attend Morningside to run cross country and to study political science and mass communication. While I was in college, I fell in love with my wonderful husband Zach, whose family has been in Siouxland for generations. We got married the summer after graduation, and lived in Des Moines while he attended grad school. Then, we moved back to Sioux City after he graduated and are proud to raise our kids here, two sons and two daughters. I am a stay-at-home mom and I homeschool some of my kids including one with Down syndrome (I'm an eclectic homeschooler but with a soft spot for Charlotte Mason style.) I also love hiking, doing crafts, and baking, especially cookies.
My writingAs a kid, I dreamed of being a writer like some of my literary heroines--Jo March from Little Women amongst others. Now it's my real life!!
In a big step up from the "newspaper" I typed at age 10 with headlines about my dad mowing the lawn and my brother losing his little league game, I now write books, magazine articles, and blog posts.
I am the author of 100 Things to Do in Sioux City & Siouxland Before You Die with Reedy Press, published in Sept 2020, and I write regularly for Living Here Midwest magazine, a regional history magazine. I also write guest posts for other websites occasionally, including Des Moines Parent and Oh My! Omaha. I also often contribute to collaborative posts, usually about Midwest or US travel. I'm proud to be a member of the Midwest Travel Network and you will see me enthusiastically sharing links from other Midwest bloggers that I've met through that group. Check out my author page for more information on my books. I have several books I'm working on for the future and I can't wait to share them with you when they're ready!
You can reach me by e-mail at SiouxlandFamiliesBlog @ gmail.com, or find me on Facebook at the Siouxland Families Blog page, in the Siouxland Family Friendly Events group, or on Instagram as @ Siouxland Families. I love hearing from readers, and I'm open to media interviews, appearing at special events, writing sponsored posts, going on sponsored visits, and other fun opportunities. So don't hesitate to reach out if you have any kind of question or comment about my book, blog and/or social media!
Media Kit as of February 2023:
Printable PDF version also available upon request!