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My Last Baby… Maybe

My baby is two. It’s been two years since I cried at the sound of her first cry. Two years since I kissed her fresh cheek. Two years since I first held a little person I loved from the moment I got the positive pregnancy test.  Were her little fingers the last ones to wrap […]

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10 Tips to Keep Your Kids Reading in the Summer

Don’t let your children’s reading skills wither and die over summer break. Keep their creative mind alive and blooming by performing CPR (Continually Promoting Reading). Our kids deserve some vegging out when summer hits, but it can be easy to allow them to fall into a routine that does not involve any books. Hot spots […]

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Beat Summer Boredom With A LIVE List

“I’m bored.” Ah, the infamous statement children solemnly and exasperatedly say at some point during summer break. The school year is quickly wrapping up, and the thrill and excitement of summer vacation is upon us. I’m craving the hot and carefree summer days, popsicles, and getting to work on our family’s summer LIVE list. You […]

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{Sponsored Post) Daddy Daughter Date Night with the Kernels!

A message from our partners, the Cedar Rapids Kernels: Daddy Daughter Date Night is one of the most popular promotions each year at the Kernels.  We pride ourselves on offering more than just baseball; we strive to create a wonderful family entertainment experience at every game.  That is why we were recently voted the top […]

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Loving Them Isn’t Enough.

Ask a grandparent why they love having grandkids so much, and I guarantee you that 9 out of 10 of them will give some version of the following answer: “Oh, it’s so wonderful!  You get to love on them, and play with them, and then kiss them goodbye and send them home.” As much as […]

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