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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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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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Morther Son Date Ideas in Cedar Rapids

One on One: Mom and Son Dates in Cedar Rapids

My son hates going to stores. Just one mention of the word “errands” and he turns into a stomping, muttering, angry-faced dragon of a boy. I should mention that he’s nine years old. Still, somewhere along the way, I discovered a little secret. This boy doesn’t mind going to stores at all if he goes […]

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pregnancy the second time around

Second Pregnancy: Different All Around

The second time…we’re pregnant again! We are so fortunate to be able to say that. But oh, how things are different when you find out you’re pregnant with your second child. Our Daughter There are thoughts of how this will change our little girl, she is about to become a big sister. Our daughter will […]

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