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Traditions...The Real Magic of Christmas

Tradition…The Real Magic of Christmas

Wanting to make your child’s holiday special can be an exhausting task.  After years of trying to make the holidays magical for my kids, I finally learned where the magic really was. Let the Christmas Begin! Every year after Thanksgiving, I haul up boxes of Christmas decorations from the basement, nag my husband to drag […]

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Easy Holiday Traditions for the Whole Family

Easy Holiday Traditions for the Whole Family

Christmas Shopping.  School Plays.  Work Parties.  Traveling.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right?   With all of the things on your to-do list it can seem hard to slow down and enjoy this magical time of year.  Over the years, I’ve looked to family traditions to help me plan our holidays and […]

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So I'm Having a Christmas Baby

So I’m Having a Christmas Baby…

My favorite months of the year are as follows, in this order: July October December These have been my favorite months for as long as I can remember – well before kids. Fast forward to having kids and my oldest just happen to be born in July, my soon-to-be-middle in October. Further reasons to love […]

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Gifts for Men: Thinking Outside the Box

Buying a gift for a child is easy. The toy aisle is flooded with possibilities to spoil them. Men, on the other hand, can be a real challenge to surprise with a worth-while gift. The problem begins with the various types of men you may be shopping for. There is the man who claims to […]

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Reflecting on the Holiday Season as a Mom

Reflecting on the Holiday Season as a Mom

Twenty years ago, a ten-year-old girl entered a holiday writing contest for the local newspaper. The theme was “What Christmas Means to Me,” and the entry was mandatory for her fifth-grade class. In typical “me” fashion, I’m sure I sat down the night before it was due and threw some words on paper to just […]

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8 Gifts That Give Back

8 Gifts That Give Back

One of the most cherished, and sometimes stressful, holiday traditions is gift giving. The perfect present can provide so much joy to an energetic toddler, a cherished aunt, or a beloved friend. How about a complete stranger? It’s possible with gifts that give back! The following companies provide a portion, or all, of their profits […]

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Cedar Rapids Holiday Events Guide 2017

Cedar Rapids Holiday Events Guide 2017

Looking for something to do in Cedar Rapids this Holiday season? We’ve got you covered with our list of Cedar Rapids Holiday Events! If you know of a great event that should be added to this list, please email info(at)cedarrapidsmomsblog.com. Most of all, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season full of laughter, hope, and […]

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