Why We Started Cedar Rapids Moms Blog: Meet the Co-Founders

We are so excited that you have found Cedar Rapids Moms Blog! This venture is truly a labor of love for us, and we hope that through it you will find connection and a sense that you are not alone on this motherhood journey!

Why we started Cedar Rapids Moms Blog

In 2013 Sara was writing for Quad City Moms Blog and longing for a chance to bring that sense of community to Iowa City.  At the same time, Kaitlyn had recently moved back to the Corridor and was thinking the same thing! In April of 2013 we launched Iowa City Moms Blog. We have been so blown away by the terrific response…all the amazing mamas we’ve met through this journey, all the friendships we’ve seen formed through our playgroups and at events, the connections moms have made to our team’s blog posts, and most importantly, the stories we’ve heard from our readers about how ICMB has impacted their lives.

Now we feel it’s time to bring this community of moms to Cedar Rapids!! Motherhood is tough. It can bring the greatest joys in life. But it can also bring the greatest struggles: self-doubt, loneliness, exhaustion. Every mom needs a community who can lift her up. To let her know that she is not alone, that she is not the only one facing these things she is going through. That’s what Cedar Rapids Moms Blog is here for!! We also hope to provide some great opportunities to connect with the Cedar Rapids community, and lots of fun along the way! Come along with us…it’s going to be a great ride!!

XOXO,

Kaitlyn and Sara


Meet the Cedar Rapids Moms Blog Co-Founders

Kaitlyn Swaim

Cedar Rapids Moms Blog Co-Founder Kaitlyn Swaim

Kaitlyn is an Iowa girl who has been married to her husband, Joshua, since 2007! She’s a busy work-at-home mama to their 4 children: 2 girls and 2 boys! A true Hawkeye, she graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, something that comes in handy on a daily basis while trying to raise 4 kids! She founded Iowa City Moms Blog with Sara in 2013 and is excited to bring this community of moms to Cedar Rapids!! Her favorite things to do include spending time with her family, cheering on the Hawkeyes, reading a good book, shopping (of course!), and checking out all the activities the Corridor has to offer!

Sara Meehan

Cedar Rapids Moms Blog's Co-Founder Sara Meehan

Sara and her husband Matt (sweethearts since they were just 16) got married in 2007, and since then have welcomed four beautiful children (Sam in 2008, Cooper in 2010, Nora in 2012, and baby Adam James in December 2015).  A born-and-raised Iowan, Sara received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees (in Spanish Literature) from the University of Iowa.  After teaching Spanish at every level (from Kindergarten to college!) for nearly 8 years, she fell in love with the City Moms Blog Network and launched the Iowa City Moms Blog with Kaitlyn in 2013.  Since then, she has transitioned to a full time work-from-home mom, and could not be happier about this change!  Sara is so excited to bring this amazing network to the Cedar Rapids area!

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