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.

A Bag of Dirty Clothes and a Letter in the Mail: Sleepaway Camp Packing...

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I registered my kiddos for summer sleepaway camp six months ago. That’s right, I was pretty confident that camp was happening this summer. Besides, they had a good refund policy. We’d spent so much...

Lessons I’ve Learned from Being a Parent Coach

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From the moment they’re born, we coach our children. First, it's just to eat, sleep, and play. We cheer them on as they learn skills, words and songs. We clap as they take their first...

The Fancy Dinner: A Memorable Meal with my Daughters

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When I was growing up, my mom taught me the ins and outs of manners and fine dining etiquette. She showed me how to set a place at the table, where the napkin and...

I’m Not a Regular Mom, I’m a Cool Mom: Life after Finding TikTok

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As 2020 wore on (and on!) I used Facebook as an outlet when hiding in the closet from the kids. I kept seeing videos from TikTok enter my feed. The media had some coverage...

Pumpkins and Apples and Leaves, Oh My! Fall Crafts and Activities with Kids

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It’s fall! The weather is transitioning and while we’ve gotten creative in our efforts to entertain the kids during the warm months with limited access to swimming pools, block parties, or family reunions, they’re...

The Derecho Ruined our Playset: What We Learned In Our Search For a New...

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2020 has been one dumpster fire of a year. We thought COVID-19 was bad, and then the Derecho grabbed the playset in our backyard and rolled it several times, destroying it along with our fence...

Keeping the Peace: Life Hacks From Our Big Family

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Five kids. Two full-time working adults. Several pets. One house. The list could go on, I just want to quickly get to the point that our family has a lot going on and we make...

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...