Guest Blogger

At Cedar Rapids Moms we are always looking for Guest Bloggers!! If you have a unique perspective or story that you think our readers would be interested in, please email us at [email protected]!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: My Personal Experience

  While out to eat with my kids a few months ago, a male server tripped over a chair and dropped some plates. My heart began to race, and I was short of breath. I...
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Absent Womb: Answering Questions about my Hysterectomy

I used to almost gasp when I heard that a woman had a hysterectomy. I would think, "How terrible!" or "Poor Thing". I assumed that no woman would ever want her uterus or other reproductive...

Finding The Strength To Say Goodbye to my Abusive Mother

This year just began, and I already completed my resolution within the first hour of the new year. I ended up having a civil, calm conversation with my mom (this was happening as the new...
Fostering Resilience in children

Fostering Resilience in Children After the Derecho and Beyond: For Parents and Caregivers

*Thank you to our partners at Murray, Wilson, and Rose Counseling & Behavioral Services for sharing this information with us! The derecho that devastated Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities on August 10th has had an...
Baby Side Lying for Play

Positions for Play: Put Your Baby On Their Side

Side lying is a fantastic position for your little one with many developmental benefits.  From a sensory perspective, baby begins to learn about the sides of their body which will eventually support rolling and...

It’s Much More Than Just a Classroom

Before I had my son I was a different kind of mother; I was a high school teacher!  I had a cozy little classroom with a sofa in the middle and a crazy bunch...

I Am A Mom With Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. Here Is What My Life...

My days probably don’t look much different from yours. I go to workouts almost every day, drop off my kid at school, attend a couple of weekly Bible studies, and spend almost my whole...
Increase Productivity and Planning with The Agenda. Period

Increase Your Planning + Productivity with the Agenda. Period!

*Special thanks to our partner, Alyx Coble-Frakes, for sharing this information with us!*   Women spend on average 8 years of their lives on their period. That’s a long time. We also spend all of our reproductive...

What’s the Best Way to Pay Off My Debt?

*Special thanks to our partner, Clint Brady from Northwestern Mutual, for sharing this information with us! According to a 2019 Northwestern Mutual Planning and Progress study, 34 percent of Americans’ monthly income is going toward...

Going “No-Contact”: Closing the Door on Toxic Relationships

When I was growing up, I heard one mantra over and over. Blood is thicker than water. I was told that family comes first. No matter what. No questions asked. However, as I got older, I...