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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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A Note from the Teacher: Teacher Appreciation Day

A Note from the Teacher: Teacher Appreciation Day

It’s Teacher Appreciation Day! We all want the teachers in our lives to feel genuinely appreciated, right? We know that they pour themselves into lesson planning, counseling, comforting, and educating our children for 6 hours each day. Teachers play a significant role in being part of the village that helps us raise our children and often […]

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Cooking with Kids: Easy Granola

Cookin’ with Kids: Easy Granola

I like eating granola plain and on yogurt because it’s yummy! It’s fun to cook with you, Mommy. – Anders, age 4 I simply adore playing with cars and trucks, building block towers, and playing outside with my rough and tumble boys. But sometimes, it’s fun to enjoy a hobby of mine with the kids.My 4-year-old […]

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Meal Hacks You Need to Try

Meal Hacks You Need to Try

You’re rushing home from work and you don’t have anything planned for supper. You had hoped to run to the store, but the kids took a long nap – for once! Or, you’re just trying to get through the next hour and can’t even think ahead to supper. I know the feeling, so I’m here to […]

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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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