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Childhood Matters Earlier is Not Better

Childhood Matters: Earlier is NOT Better

I see you, mama.   You, who worries because your toddler could care less about colors, shapes, or counting. All while your neighbor’s tot rattles them off like the daily special.   You, who’s two-year-old still rarely says a word. You’ve seen kids younger than him reciting nursery rhymes, complete with actions. You, who receives […]

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Best Sensory Items for Sensory Kids

Best Sensory Items for Sensory Kids

When my son, Everett, was about 18 months, we started noticing little things. Screaming when we would try to cut his nails, full on meltdowns when we tried to cut his hair. I assumed that these were just phases and normal toddler behavior. Then he started to refuse to wear certain shoes and pants, 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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Raising Thankful Hearts: 5 Thanksgiving Traditions to Encourage Gratitude

You’ve probably scoured Pinterest for new recipes or pulled out Grandma’s handwritten recipe for her famous pumpkin pie. Maybe you’ve made grocery lists, clipped coupons, and are beginning to prepare for house guests. You might be getting travel plans set.  Or maybe you’ve mapped out and created a spreadsheet (Yes, this really happens and high-five to […]

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The First 63 Days With Three Kids: How To Survive

Sixty-three days of life with three kids. I know what I’m supposed to say: “I’m soaking up every second.” “It’s been the greatest joy.” ”We are adjusting wonderfully.” If you judge our life by Instagram posts, it appears we do nothing but smile and love on each other in our catalog clean outfits. Those photos […]

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Healthy Halloween Treats for Boos & Ghouls

This month is filled with so many opportunities to indulge in sweet treats. From pumpkin-spiced everything to Halloween parties to the 7th bag of mixed candy that I picked up from the grocery store that I swear is for the trick-or-treaters this time. There’s sugar everywhere we turn, and our kids are about to come […]

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