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Take the Lead in Our Community with the Cedar Rapids Kernels {Sponsored Post}

Our partners, the Kernels, love Cedar Rapids and want to spread that love around the community through their new Take the Lead campaign. Take the Lead was created to support local non-profit organizations and community outreach, while enhancing the fundraising efforts of the Kernels Foundation. The organization offers a number of programs to support the […]

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The Gift of Experiences

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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Dear Mama: This Too, Shall Pass

Dear Exhausted/Fed-Up/Worn-Out Mama, I see you downing your 2nd (or 3rd!) cup of coffee. Donning the shades to hide the bags under your eyes. You’ve been run ragged by the endless stream of questions thrown your way. The mess that magically seems to gravitate to the floor after you just cleaned up.  The bickering. The […]

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We All Scream for ICE CREAM! (Recipes, Activities, and Local Favorites)

In July of 1984, Ronald Reagan made a Presidential Proclamation that July should be known as National Ice Cream month. A delicious decision! Fast forward thirty some years and here we are in July of 2016, and it’s flipping hot outside! So, I’m gonna take Mr. Reagan up on his offer and celebrate like there […]

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A Letter to My Friend, As You Become Mama…

Dear friend, As you become Mama…. Your pictures flood my newsfeed and I can’t help but to “like” every one. Updated profile pictures from your maternity session, cover photos of your carefully curated nursery, and your weekly bump pictures all show you glowing in anticipation—your hands lovingly caressing your growing baby bump. I see your […]

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