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About Me

Hi! I'm Lindsay Hindman and I write the Siouxland Families Blog! I'm so glad you're here! If you know me at all, it's probably unsurprising to you that I used to be a summer camp counselor, but either way, I'm ready to bring that same energy to sharing family fun in Siouxland and beyond. 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. I'm a mom of four and I've been blogging here in Siouxland for more than a decade. I love sharing an authentic and well-researched view of local and Midwesty fun and my favorite thing is when I hear that another family did something fun together because they read something I wrote. I hope you love it too, and that you feel not just like you are reading your favorite Siouxland blog but also like you're chatting with a friend (and I hope you know you are welcome to email me or message me about Siouxland and Midwesty destinations anytime!) 

Here's a bit more about my writing, my background, and how you can get a hold of me:

My Background

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 writing

As 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 (Reedy Press, 2020), and of the South Dakota chapter of Midwest State Park Adventures (Local Tourist, 2023) which won "Collaboration of the Year" from the Midwest Travel Network.
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!

I write regularly for Living Here Midwest magazine, a regional history magazine. Some of my stories have explored the history of the Ingalls Homstead in De Smet, bald eagle conservation in South Dakota, Harvey Dunn's paintings, South Dakota's state nosh chislic, and summer kitchens (especially the gorgeous one at Fleurish Flower Farm in Jefferson SD.) Upcoming articles of mine look at the history of Arbor Day and at South Dakota and Nebraska's role in WWI. I welcome story ideas anytime! Even if they don't make my publisher's list to print, I'll have fun researching and I'll share what I find with you if you want.

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. 

Contact me

You can reach me:
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 2024:
Printable PDF version also available upon request!

Siouxland Families 2024 Media Kit


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