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We Went to the Orchard! Now What Do We Do With All These Apples?

As the days and nights cool down and the fields begin to turn golden, it’s hard not to get excited for fall activities. Who doesn’t love pumpkin patches, hay rack rides, bonfires, a few pumpkin spice lattes, and apple orchards galore? But, after a day at the orchard picking apples (hopefully you joined us yesterday at […]

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Cedar Rapids Area Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches 2016

The temps are turning cooler and it’s the perfect time to gather the family and visit our local apple orchards and pumpkin patches!! Whether you prefer to pick your own or pick up something pre-picked, there are several terrific Cedar Rapids area apple orchards and pumpkin patches in the Corridor that can provide just what you’re […]

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Amazing Space Grand Opening Weekend at Indian Creek Nature Center! {Sponsored Post}

Indian Creek Nature Center is opening its brand new Amazing Space building and campus, and you’re invited! Join us for Grand Opening Weekend on September 16, 17 and 18 as we celebrate our new space. This once-in-a-lifetime event will feature a family-friendly schedule of guided trail hikes, kids’ crafts, nature face painting, evening campfires, building […]

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Hiking Eastern Iowa Part 3: 2 Places to Take a Day Trip

So far this summer I have aimed to keep my family non-busy and flexible. I’d rather not spend too much time planning out the day-to-day. That doesn’t mean I’m not willing to go do stuff or to have a great day away from the house with my kids. I find that now they are older, we […]

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The Gift of Experiences: Non-Toy Gift Alternatives

Between birthday parties, grandparents and aunties, or the joy we get ourselves in shopping for our littles… Our kids accumulate A LOT of STUFF. I have a one-year-old girl right now, and our toy baskets and book cases are already overflowing. Mamas of multiples and kids who’ve had far more birthdays than our daughter–how do you do […]

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Hiking Eastern Iowa Part 2: 3 Trails to Hit in Hot Weather

Well, June sure has thrown us for a hot weather loop. I was pretty sure I read somewhere that June was supposed to be cooler than average. Oh well, that is Mother Nature for us. Now, if you are anything like me, then once those temps hit 90 (especially with the humidity) all you want […]

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{Sponsored Post}: Kids Eat FREE at the Cedar Rapids Kernels!!

Our partners, the Kernels love bringing families together for a day at the ballpark! One day in particular, Sundays, kids are the most valuable players for Kids Eat FREE Sunday, sponsored by Western Fraternal Life. To see what all of the Kids Eat Free Sunday excitement is about, watch this video: Every Sunday home game, each […]

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