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A Mom’s Rendition of the ABCs

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if motherhood were as easy as reciting the ABCs? It’s silly to believe being a parent would be as easy as reciting and memorizing a quintessential childhood song, but wouldn’t it be fun if we “mom-ified” it? ‘Cause Lord knows, we need a laugh. From A to Z, here is the mom’s […]

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I've Become my Mother and I'm OK with it!

I’ve Become My Mother & I’m OK With It!

I remember vividly the day I uttered those infamous words… “I will never become my mother!”  Some things my mom did seemed so odd, over-protective, and sometimes just downright gross.   Where on earth did she come up with this stuff?  Was there a manual for moms titled “1001 Weird Parenting Tips?”  I had decided […]

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The Truth About Date Night

“Date nights are important,” they said. “It will be fun!” they said. “Get away for a little bit,” they said. The truth is, date night is a lot of work! It’s a lot of prep, stress, worry, sometimes money, and more times than not – leaves me EXHAUSTED!  Now, I remember this not being the case when my […]

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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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Rehoming Our Family Pet

Two days ago, my husband and I did something we swore up and down we would never do. No, I am not talking about a cliché pre-parenting thing such as let our kids watch TV or eat sweets. We rehomed one of our beloved dogs. It was a gut-wrenching decision that we went back and […]

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Mom’s Guide to the Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library

Whether it’s you who needs to get out of the house or your kids who are itching to explore the world, we’ve all been there. Sometimes you’re organized and on time (ha!) and are able to utilize the programs in our community that have set time frames. Other times, though, it’s refreshing to have resources that […]

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