Courtney Dayton

Courtney Dayton
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Courtney likes to describe herself as a lover of lists and post-its, all things nerdy, and as an all-around pretty awesome person. She lives in Marion with her husband, Jon, their two sons, and their two crazy cats. Both of her boys are rainbow babies, with Everett arriving in December 2013, and Hendrix in March 2016. Courtney is a Penn State graduate, and currently works as a team lead for a state agency. Aside from attempting to be successful at this parenting thing, she likes to go on adventures with her family that includes trying out all the local parks and ice cream stops. Courtney also likes to binge watch Netflix, attempt all things from Pinterest, and can be occasionally be found on her couch doing both
Cedar Rapids Christmas Tree Farms

Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Christmas Tree Farms 2019

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There's nothing quite like heading out with your family in search of the perfect Christmas tree!! If you're seeking to cut down your own Christmas tree this year, check out these great Cedar Rapids...

Mom Hacks: Five Apps that Help me “Mom” Better

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I still remember my first cell phone. It was one of those brick Nokias with the changeable faceplates. It was primarily used to placate my mother by allowing her to be able to check...
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Freedom of Expression: Why We Are a No-Censor Household

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I’m about to say something that I know will probably get me the side-eye from you:  I don’t censor the world or myself around my kids. So what do I mean by this? Well, I...

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Over the years, I felt like something was off. Something with my body was not quite right and I couldn’t place it. As the years went on, it grew worse. After I had my...
Going Gray: Coming to Terms With The Silver Streaks

Going Gray Gracefully: Embracing My Silver Streaks

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I can vividly remember the day my mother was helping me put up my hair in a braid and she casually stated, “I think you have a gray hair.” I laughed at her and...

Take a Mama Day: A Self-Care Tradition You Should Try

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It was a warm March day that my husband and I exchanged rings and vows in front of 75 of our closest friends and family. Most said that it was a long time coming,...

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As my children have been getting older and their personalities are beginning to really develop and shine through, I’ve tried to see the world through their eyes more. After all, I’m responsible for molding...

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E was about 18 months when we started noticing some things that seemed abnormal. For example, he would completely and utterly melt down when getting his nails cut. It wasn’t just tears, it was...
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Comforting Through Loss: How to Help a Friend Through a Miscarriage

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Even though pregnancy and infant loss now has its own awareness month, and more women are becoming outspoken on their loss, miscarriages still tend to be something that is taboo to talk about. Because...