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Family Advent-ures: Slowing down the holiday season

Family Advent-ures: Slowing Down this Holiday Season

The countdown to Christmas gets earlier each year. This year, after shopping for school supplies, I found myself wandering into the Christmas aisle. Mid-August in my flip-flops and shorts, I savored every child-free moment in my Hobby Lobby nirvana that I could. But my awe and wonder went no further than to question if people […]

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Reflecting on the Holiday Season as a Mom

Reflecting on the Holiday Season as a Mom

Twenty years ago, a ten-year-old girl entered a holiday writing contest for the local newspaper. The theme was “What Christmas Means to Me,” and the entry was mandatory for her fifth-grade class. In typical “me” fashion, I’m sure I sat down the night before it was due and threw some words on paper to just […]

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8 Gifts That Give Back

8 Gifts That Give Back

One of the most cherished, and sometimes stressful, holiday traditions is gift giving. The perfect present can provide so much joy to an energetic toddler, a cherished aunt, or a beloved friend. How about a complete stranger? It’s possible with gifts that give back! The following companies provide a portion, or all, of their profits […]

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Cedar Rapids Holiday Events Guide 2017

Cedar Rapids Holiday Events Guide 2017

Looking for something to do in Cedar Rapids this Holiday season? We’ve got you covered with our list of Cedar Rapids Holiday Events! If you know of a great event that should be added to this list, please email info(at)cedarrapidsmomsblog.com. Most of all, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season full of laughter, hope, and […]

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Cedar Rapids Area Christmas Tree Farms

Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Christmas Tree Farms 2017

There’s nothing quite like heading out with your family in search of the perfect Christmas tree!! And then trying to get it home à la Christmas Vacation. 🙂 If you’re seeking to cut down your own Christmas tree this year, check out these great Cedar Rapids area Christmas tree farms!! *Be sure to call ahead to […]

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Where to See Santa in Cedar Rapids 2017

For many families, the holidays would not be complete without a visit to Santa! So we’ve put together this handy guide to help you know where to see Santa in Cedar Rapids!! Are you looking for more family-friendly events? Check out our Cedar Rapids Holiday Events Guide! *Be sure to call ahead to confirm dates […]

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Holiday Shopping Guide 2017 Revised

#ShopCedarRapids2017 Holiday Shopping Guide

We all know the holidays can be stressful, from deciding who's going to make the turkey, to addressing and stamping the Holiday cards.  Whether you're a shopper who likes to plan ahead, or a procrastinator who waits until the last minute, it's our goal to help you cross everyone off your shopping list this season!! [...]
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Christmas Pajamas For All

Christmas Pajamas for All & to All a Goodnight!

I’m a sucker for new Christmas pajamas! In the past they’ve been Christmas Eve gifts for my kids, Christmas card attire, a Christmas movie night surprise or given to everyone on December 1st to wear all month long!  We’ve matched, mix-matched, and passed around hand-me-downs throughout the years. With all the hustle and bustle of […]

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40 Creative non-candy Easter Egg Fillers

40 Creative {Non-Candy} Easter Egg Fillers

Easter is sneaking around the corner like a white fluffy tail! You know what that means, mamas! Filling Easter eggs and baskets! As I’m preparing for the big egg hunt, my mind immediately hops back to our family candy bowl. Because it is FULL, you guys! In fact, that ceramic vessel is practically over-flowing with […]

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50 Candy Free Easter Basket Ideas

50 Candy-Free Easter Basket Ideas

I really do love Easter. The brunches, powerful sermons, the unbelievably cute Easter dresses, and of course the candy and Easter baskets. My daughter is 16 months old. She doesn’t eat candy and really doesn’t understand the concept of the Easter Bunny bringing and hiding chocolate eggs, jelly beans, and trinkets. In fact, the entire […]

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