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Is Your Family Prepared for a Crisis?

Is Your Family Prepared for a Crisis?

2017 was a rough year for many people across the nation.  We saw flooding, earthquakes, and hurricanes leave many without power and the basic necessities of life. Though we in Cedar Rapids are much more likely to experience a blizzard or rising flood waters than an earthquake, there are many circumstances in life where being […]

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Meet Our New Contributor: Ashley Caton

Meet Our New Contributor: Ashley Caton

Meet Ashley Caton I grew up in small-town Alburnett, where I currently live with my husband of 10 years, Tom. He is a machinist at Sadler Machine Company. Tom loves to be outside working in his shop or playing his drums in the Worship band at church.   We dated for 5 months before Tom […]

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5 Must Have Items for Baby #2

5 Must Have Items for Baby #2

Many moms religiously research baby products for their first baby. They read through all of the reviews of products before adding it to their registry, making sure that it will be perfect for their new baby. Products are added that are rarely used and end up taking up space. I have always been known as […]

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Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

After a long day, what’s the first thing you want to do?  My guess is you probably didn’t answer, “Make a big, fancy dinner!” Me neither. One thing I like to do is prepare “Make Ahead” meals when I have a bit of time on a weekend. Here are two of my favorite recipes to […]

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Raising Three Girls...Oh Boy!

Raising Three Girls…Oh Boy!

For anyone who had been blessed with raising girls, you know the sweetness and joy that comes with it. I have been blessed with raising three girls. Here’s what I’ve learned looking back: Embracing their personalities For the most part, my daughters who were about 2 1/2 years apart, got along well growing up. A […]

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Thank You Mom: A {Literal} Labor Day Tribute

Thank You Mom: A {Literal} Labor Day Tribute

Dear Mom, Today is Labor Day. A day when we celebrate the workforce and the value of hard work. I can’t help but think about child birth when I hear the word “labor.” Somehow, that always gets me thinking about my experience with having two kids of my own, but ultimately my thoughts go back […]

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