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Taking the Next Step to Homeschool

So, you have taken the leap and decided that homeschooling is best for your family…now what? (Be sure to check out this post: Do you have what it takes to Homeschool?) First Things First – Find Your “Why” The first thing I recommend is to get out a pencil and a notebook.   Now, write […]

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8 Gifts New Moms Really Want

8 Gifts New Moms Really Want

I can’t believe that my baby is already fourteen weeks old. We’ve exited the newborn phase. Sleepless nights, constant feedings, crying, and general craziness seem so far away now that we’ve settled into a nice routine. Reflecting back on my time with her reminds me of all the amazing friends that visited us. Not to […]

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Moo-ve Over Cheese: Dairy-Free EatingTips

Moo-ve Over Cheese: Dairy-Free Eating Tips

It’s generally known that a mother sacrifices things for her kids: sleep, time, money, and sanity. I fully expected to give up these things for my sons. What I did not anticipate, was giving up my beloved cheese. Both of my boys were born with a milk and soy protein intolerance (MSPI), which means that […]

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5 Last Minute Valentine Gifts Moms Will Love

5 Last Minute Valentine Gifts Moms Will Love

Hey, dads! I know, I know. It’s not the Cedar Rapids Dads Blog, but hear me out. It’s Valentine’s day today. You might not have gotten anything for your wife or significant other yet, but no big deal. You’ll pick up something before you head home tonight, right? Maybe it’s a card or some flowers. […]

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The Value of First-Time Moms

The Value of First-Time Moms

We’ve all dealt with them, and maybe even been them. Know-it-all Moms. Judgey Moms. The ones that swear by this or swear by that, frown at you if you didn’t do this or did that, and slyly give their opinions whenever the opportunity presents itself. Veteran moms and moms with more than one child tend […]

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