Author Archive | Whitney Rasmussen

5 Kid Crafting Must Haves for Easy Clean Up

5 Crafting Must Haves for Easy Clean Up

Okay, okay, I’ll admit it. I don’t love doing crafts with my kids. Truth be told, they don’t love it either. (I’m raising boys who love them some gross motor activity!) But, I do see the value and benefits of painting, cutting, coloring, gluing, and other creative based fine motor activities. Perhaps you’re like me […]

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CR Garbage & Recycling

Cedar Rapids Garbage & Recycling Dos and Don’ts

With Earth Day upon us, let’s freshen up on the Dos and Don’ts of the Cedar Rapids Garbage & Recycling program. Have you ever visited someone’s house and cringed at the items being thrown away because their local facilities can’t handle the cost/volume/processing of recyclables? Or worse yet, they throw items away because they don’t […]

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Lessons from the Laundromat

Lessons from the Laundromat

There I was, hauling our overflowing laundry totes into the Laundromat one Sunday afternoon due to our recently broken washing machine. Would I look ridiculous trying to figure the machines out? What social situations would I encounter?  This momma walked in feeling a little nervous and a lot out of place. Boy, was I wrong! What […]

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I'm a Fresh Air Mom

I’m a Fresh Air Mom

You’ve heard the different mom types: crunchy, free-range, helicopter, and so on. I don’t know if I fit into any of those categories, or even what they are for that matter, but I’ll tell you the type of mom I am: I’m a Fresh Air Mom. What is it with being cooped up inside all […]

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Home Invasion: How to Host a Family with Kids

Home Invasion: How to Host a Family with Kids

We’ve all been there. You are on your way to spend the night at someone’s house, perhaps with family for the holidays. You scurry around the house packing clothes, bibs, night lights, and favorite blankets. Did you remember cell chargers, snacks for the car, and a sippy cup for the toddler? The checklist is endless […]

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The Best Ways to Celebrate Your Besties

The Best Way to Celebrate Your Besties

When it’s your birthday, I sincerely hope your family spoils you! Homemade cards and gifts, extra hugs, a joyful birthday song, or a dessert made with love all for you. It’s fun to receive cards in the mail and an overwhelming amount of texts and Facebook notifications from friends and family. But, how would you […]

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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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