Alex Moellers

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Alex is a former cook and culinary arts graduate turned stay at home mom to her sweet heart warrior toddler, Wyatt. Alex moved to Cedar Rapids almost 10 years ago after graduating from UNI where she met her husband. While awaiting her husband to return home from his first deployment, she stays busy by having dance parties with Wyatt, taking her two dogs on long walks, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, reading, and watching reality tv.

5 Simple Summer Recipes to Make at Home Yourself

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A little secret a chef may tell you is that some of your favorite foods are quite simple to make yourself. I learned this personally one summer while working in a local restaurant’s kitchen.  I...

7 Tips to Have a Successful Garage Sale

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It is garage sale season, and I am about to take on my very first garage sale. Growing up, some of my family members participated in a multi-family garage sale, and it was one of...

Guide to Cedar Rapids Inclusive Playgrounds

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A few years ago I saw a sign at Noelridge that said an inclusive playground was coming soon, and my heart was filled with joy.  Before I became a mom, I spent years working...

Six Sneaky Tricks to Get your Toddler to Eat Dinner

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I cannot pinpoint the exact day that it happened. I can only tell you that sometime after my toddler turned two, what I made for dinner was hardly ever right.  I’d make a meal...

Happy Heart Month to All the Heart Warriors

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An hour after I had given birth, a nurse grabbed my son from my arms. He was freezing cold, turning blue, and struggling to breathe.  Sometimes I wish I could describe that day as a...

Christmas Pajamas: Why I Hated Them as a Child and Love Them Now

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When you think back to your childhood, what holiday traditions do you remember the most?  Which ones did you love? Which ones did you hate?   I am positive that as my mom reads this,...

A Thanksgiving Recipe: Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

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Y’all, 2020 has been wild to say the least.  Every evening I sigh loudly and think, “I have to cook dinner AGAIN?” I have not been to an actual restaurant to dine in since...

Cedar Rapids Moms Favorites: Best Mexican Food in Cedar Rapids

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I have always been a lover of guacamole, but my interest in Mexican cuisine grew once I was in culinary school.  I was doing a group project in my final semester, and we were...

Someone Always Has it Worse Than You

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Am I the only one that feels traumatized by the derecho? Just scrolling social media, I see a lot of people feeling overwhelmed or sad.  There was an unexpected feeling I noticed too: guilt. It seems...

A Guide to Cedar Rapids Gently-Used Clothing Stores

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When I think back to being a kid, what I remember about the end of summer was the back to school clothes shopping.  Listen-- I get that things look different (ahem, I mean rather...