Author Archive | Meredith Zuspann

Process Art for All Ages

Process Art for All Ages

Growing up, I loved arts and crafts. I was always creating something new for my parents to hang on the refrigerator. Now that I’m a mom, I still like to do arts and crafts with my daughter, but instead of making our projects look like the ones we see on Pinterest (spoiler alert: they were […]

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Going Back to School as a Mom: 7 Tips to Help You Be Successful

Going Back to School as a Mom

“Don’t be nervous!” “Everything will be ok.” “I know you can do this!” You have probably said one of these things to your children on the first day of school. Now the roles are reversed and YOU are the one going back to school and have many people cheering you on!   I have been […]

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Fantastic first birthday gifts

Fantastic First Birthday Gifts

In honor of Cedar Rapids Moms Blog’s first birthday this month, I have put together a list of great first birthday gifts! Take a look at this list for your child or one that you love!  Click on the names for links! Big Ticket Items Convertible Car Seats You little one might have grown out […]

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No Gift Birthday Parties

No Gift Birthday Parties

Before I had a child if you asked me if they would be given presents at their birthday party I would have looked at you like you were crazy. Of course my child would have presents at their birthday party! What kind of mom bans presents from their kids’ birthday party?   Well, now I’m that […]

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Toddler Literacy Activities (1)

Toddler Literacy Activities

“The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.” National Commission on Reading, 1985  Wow! That fact got me thinking about my own childhood and activities I am doing with my daughter. Since I was a little girl, I […]

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