Confessions of a “Weekend Mom”

I am a working mom. 40 hours a week with an hour commute each way means I get an hour with my kids in the morning and two hours at night. Most of my mom-ing happens on the weekend. I guess that makes me a working “weekend mom”. Yes, I chose to work. I knew […]

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Dear Daughter: Being a Girl is Hard1

Dear Daughter: Being a Girl is Hard

Honest mother moment. There are times I am terrified about raising a daughter in today’s world. Let’s face it. Girls can be mean and ruthless. They can be impressionable and easily give into peer pressure. Girls have body issues. They often feel vulnerable and if you ask me, all of this starts way too young […]

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Cedar Rapids Birthday Party Guide

Cedar Rapids Birthday Party Guide

  Disclosure: We are frequently asked about where to host birthday parties in Cedar Rapids and understand that planning all of the details can be an overwhelming task. We are thrilled to provide this one-stop guide to Cedar Rapids birthday party planning, brought to you by our many sponsors!  We hope this guide makes the process a little [...]
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When the World Stopped Turning: Remembering 9/11

When the World Stopped Turning: Remembering 9/11

“Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?” A line from a song, sang by Alan Jackson that plays on repeat in my head whenever I hear the words, “September 11th.” 8:46 EST time – Flight 11 hits the North Tower. I was standing in the living room watching Good Morning […]

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Discipline That Works: Understanding Temperament

Discipline That Works: Understanding Temperament

How would you describe yourself?   How about your temperament? Are you an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert?   What about your partner and your children?  Are they usually high-energy or more mellow?   Our temperament and preferences play a critical role in how we relate to and parent our children.   Pick a child, any child, […]

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6 Ideas to Get Your Creativity Back

6 Ways to Get Your Creativity Back

Do you remember spending hours as a kid drawing an elaborate dream house, complete with things like a slide, trampoline room, or cleaning robot? How about summer days spent developing elaborate play set-ups… spaceship, spies, or restaurant? Did you see a hundred possibilities for items that were on their way to the trash? Years later, […]

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