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Cedar Rapids Summer Swim Lessons Guide 2017

Heading to the pool or lake this summer with little ones? Need an activity to occupy the summer break? Want to feel more confident with your child playing in the water? Then check out our Guide to Cedar Rapids Summer Swim Lessons! Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department […]

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My Police Dad Life After the Badge

My Police Dad: Life After the Badge

I am a police officer’s daughter. Technically, a retired one as of October 2015. I grew up with donut deliveries before school with police lights glowing, a locker and binder covered in silver CRPD stickers, and a group of Police “Uncles” who looked out for me always.  I remember him missing bedtime because he worked […]

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I am a Police Wife

I am a Police Wife

My husband is a police officer. He is brave and scared; he is authoritative and kind. I am a police wife. I am understanding and protective; I am compassionate and concerned. We are a police family. We are flexible and unusual; we are proud and tight-knit. My Husband is a Police Officer When he started […]

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I am a Police Mom

I am a Police Mom

I have been a police officer for 18 years and a mom for 21 years. If I’m honest, being a mom is the harder of the two jobs. Raising kids to be successful, confident adults is a pretty big task. There are so many joys and challenges of being a police mom. The Work Schedule Having worked […]

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Mama takes a time-out

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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