Christa Peterson

Christa Peterson
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Christa lives in Cedar Rapids but spent her formative years in Seattle, WA and Dubuque, IA. She is living out her dream of motherhood in a house full of amazing girls (ages 8, 7, 5 & 5) that she shares with her wonderful husband as well as several pets. The family is anxiously awaiting the arrival of their fifth girl this April! Christa is also a proud working mom who juggles the family's needs while also maintaining a full-time career. Her favorite activities are cooking, writing, recreational sports, relaxing, and finding creative ways to build memories with her family.

Working From Home During a Pandemic With Kids – A Satirical Yelp Review

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Working from Home during a Pandemic With Kids: Zero Stars – Do Not Recommend With COVID-19’s spread forcing the world into lockdown, my job became remote overnight. I set things up at my desk at home...

Cheap, Kid-Tested, Mom-Approved Activities

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In March I found out I’d be working from home with all of the kids. As our time together continued its indefinite extension, especially with school being canceled, I tapped into every resource I...

My Mom Hat and My Work Hat: The Challenge of Working from Home

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I’m not the only one. I keep telling myself this. I’m not the only one. I’m not the only mom at home trying to work full time with children all around me. Children who vary...

My Turn at the Mic: Acceptance Speeches for my Mom Awards

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Its awards season – congratulations to all the winners and also the nominees! It really is an honor to be recognized for one’s performance, isn’t it? Recently, I was bestowed the honor of Best Mom...

Minimizing Christmas Gifts while Maximizing our Memories

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Once my kids were born all I wanted to do was give them magical holidays, which is probably why we ended up with a lack of structure around Christmas presents. Looking back, I wish I’d...

I’m Not Fired, Am I? A Mom’s Performance Review

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Recently, my children kept complaining about how I was the “worst Mom ever”, and “so unfair”, among other issues. I started to wonder if those balanced out enough with the times they would give...

A Letter to My (Formerly) Infertile Self

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Dear Me, Hi, it’s me. I know that you’re in the throes of trying to have a baby. You’re desperate and probably depressed. You’re tired of the medications, injections, appointments and pregnancy tests. You’ve endured...

I Have Breast Milk Envy

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Let me just start by saying that I’m a proponent of fed is best. Breast milk, formula, you do you, momma. I personally prefer to breastfeed exclusively, but it’s typically been a bit of a...

Dipped Cones Remind Me of My Dad: Building Positive Food Memories

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Isn’t it amazing how the smell or taste of food can transport us back in our memories to a specific place or time?  For example, my siblings and I used to go to a drive-in...