Author Archive | Kailee Meskimen

40 Date Nights in Cedar Rapids

40 Cedar Rapids Date Night Ideas

It’s not often that my hubby and I get to enjoy a date night on the town. If I’m being honest, it’s probably been a few months. When we do have a date night, we always choose a location we haven’t been to before, and we always ensure that it’s local to Cedar Rapids (meaning that […]

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50 Candy Free Easter Basket Ideas

50 Candy-Free Easter Basket Ideas

I really do love Easter. The brunches, powerful sermons, the unbelievably cute Easter dresses, and of course the candy and Easter baskets. My daughter is 16 months old. She doesn’t eat candy and really doesn’t understand the concept of the Easter Bunny bringing and hiding chocolate eggs, jelly beans, and trinkets. In fact, the entire […]

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My 10 Favorite Recipes for Eating Clean in 2017

My 10 Favorite Recipes for Eating Clean in 2017

Many folks say eating “clean” (aka non-processed foods) is time consuming, difficult, and expensive, but I say it’s pretty darn simple – and actually easier on our wallets! By shopping on the outside borders of the grocery store and not the inner aisles where processed foods lurk, you’ll be able to find a slew of […]

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Holiday Humblebragging: Think Before You Post

I love Christmas, and this upcoming Christmas will be an exciting one for our family. Although it’s not my 13-month-old’s first Christmas, it’s her first time truly experiencing it – the shiny wrapping paper, the twinkling lights, decorating (or climbing on) the tree, singing yule tide carols, and stuffing her face with too much decadent holiday-themed food. […]

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Recovering From a Mom’s Night Out

You’ve planned a night out on the town with the girls. Your friends need this. Your kids need this. Your sanity needs this. You can’t back out now, even though you’re having second thoughts. You’ve reserved a sitter, made the dinner reservations (yes, you’re going to eat off of real plates instead of paper), and […]

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If Moms Ruled the World

Moms are seriously the jack of all trades. Can you imagine if moms ruled the world? A place where people ate their veggies, had time-outs if they were naughty, and were loved unconditionally, no matter what? A world of good manners, boundaries, respect, and compassion? Oh, and we’d have some of the best-smelling, story-telling, bun-wearing, […]

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