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Mama Takes a Time-Out

Like other parents, sometimes I have to put my two and a half year old in time-out. There are various reasons he can land there – he’s not listening, acting too crazy and needs to calm down, he’s being too rough with his brother….so on and so forth. After the initial melt down, he generally responds […]

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Make it a Girls Night Out in Cedar Rapids

Hey, mama. Yeah, I’m talking to you! When was the last time you got dressed in something other than yoga pants (not counting for work)? Has your hair been put up in a messy bun for way too long? Are your kids driving you to take a mommy time-out?  It’s time to call your girlfriends, get […]

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4 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Life is busy. Like, really busy. As a working mom, my time is precious.  I’m sure a stay-at-home mom feels the same way.  Anything I can do to give myself more time is certainly welcome.  Finding ways to simplify my life equals finding ways to give myself more time.   That’s something we all can […]

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Preparing for Baby {This Time}

I am officially just eight weeks out from the birth of baby #2. But based on my level of preparedness, you’d think I just found out I was pregnant last month. From the time I started announcing my pregnancy, people started telling me that preparing for baby #2 would be completely different than preparing for baby […]

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