Happy Where I Stand

Katie Cox grew up in small town Iowa. She married her college sweetheart, Ben, who happens to be the funniest, sweetest and most handsome guy she knows. Katie became a momma for the first time in August 2009 to her adorable son Drake and again in March of 2012 to her sweet little boy Charlie.  She works part-time as the Director of Communications for a physician membership organization and spends the rest of her time enjoying her house full of boys.  Katie loves writing, baking, wine, a good workout, books, spending time with family, long phone conversations with friends, vacations and planning birthday parties. Katie and her family live in Altoona.

Katie blogs at Happy Where I Stand where she shares both heartfelt and hilarious stories from the front line of motherhood.Her blog is syndicated on the Des Moines Register online Life section. Katie also is a contributor to Des Moines Moms Blog.

Schools Out

Another school year has come and gone. I always find myself extra sentimental as the school year comes to a close. There is just something about closing the chapter on another grade that makes me think back to just how fast they grow up ....more

Courage and Kindness

I’ve always dreamed that my boys would be sweet and brave and fearless. As they grow older I find myself telling them that having courage and being kind are two of the best qualities that they can have. When I found this adorable sign in a local store I just knew it had to be mine ....more

Summer Reading

Looking for the perfect summer book? Might I suggest one of these? I’ve read all four and loved each and every one ....more

The House on Spring Creek

We dreamed about the day that we could call the house on Spring Creek ours, and on a warm fall day in October we did just that. It feels so good to be home. Our favorites: a front porch to sit and chat a cozy fireplace a backyard filled with big trees and deer and turkeys and every bird you can think of Related Posts Home Tour Tuesday-Drake’s Room Back to Work Making Your House Cozy This Winter Sovrn ...more


This spring Drake and I took a trip to Nashville to visit my sister and her husband. We had the best time and are counting down the days until our return! favorites: drake’s first flight loveless cafe biscuts the grilled cheesry titans tour time with our favorite people Related Posts 12 Hours Thankful Project (Day 4)- Sisters Kisses Sovrn ...more

Scotties Facial Tissues Welcomes The Homeless Into Permanent Housing

Pictured above (L-R) Lyndia Downie, President & Executive Director, Pine Street Inn Maria Suarez, Tenant John Robertson, Director of Marketing, Scotties Facial Tissues Pamela Ricci, Brand Manager, Scotties With so much negative news floating around I thought I would share a heartwarming story sure to put a smile on your face. Enjoy! January was a great month for 100 homeless people in Boston who are now living in permanent supportive housing thanks to the generosity of The Pine Street Inn ....more

Making Your House Cozy This Winter

It is cold and dreary and just plain yucky out most days this time of year. My boys have both been fighting colds and we have all been craving the coziness of home just a little more than usual. Here are some of the ways I like to cozy up my home: Have warm blankets easily available ....more


Some seasons of life are hard and overwhelming...more

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An Interview with Drake at 7 Years Old

His interview from when he was 5 His interview from when he was 4 His interview from when he was 3 How old are you? 7 Where were you born? Des Moines What do you like to do with your mom? ...more