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At Cedar Rapids Moms Blog 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]!

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...
Sandwich Generation

Are You Going to Get Sandwiched?

We are not discussing the viral social media argument from earlier this year on whether a hotdog is a sandwich or not. (A hotdog is a hoagie or sub, which is a sandwich...like a...

Preparing Financially for a Stay-At-Home Parent

*Special thanks to our partner, Clint Brady with Northwestern Mutual, for sharing this information with us!* It hit him like a cold bucket of water to the face. A shock that takes your breath away...
Make a Difference with REM Iowa's Host Home Program!

Make a Difference (And an Income!) From Home as a Host Home Mentor

Let’s be honest, being a parent is hard work. It’s challenging to juggle providing for the needs of our families physically, emotionally, and financially. Not to mention our own desires and dreams.   For a long...

I Miscarried At Work And I Suffered Alone

I miscarried at work and I suffered alone. I thought I wanted it that way, but looking back, I could have used the support.  At the time, I felt an overwhelming amount of shame,...

What is Financial Planning…Really?

Picture this: you’re about to go Clark W. Griswald and take a two-week family road trip. (Yes, I’m dating myself but it’s a classic.) I’m assuming most people fall between one of the two...

Simplify: The Key to Finding Happiness Amidst the Chaos

When you work and are raising three little kids, it’s not always easy to find the calm in the storm. Over the years, I have tried many different tactics in search of living a...
Investing is the New Black

Investing is the New Black

When working with people, especially new to our process, investing is where the conversation often circles. I get it…it’s trendy. It’s exciting. It’s fun. And truthfully, in finance it’s the easiest conversation to have...
3 Financial Question to Answer When Changing Jobs

Three Financial Questions to Answer When Changing Jobs

With a new year comes new opportunities. One of those opportunities could be a new job. With little research, it’s safe to say that most of us have changed employers throughout our careers. In...
How to Weather the Holiday Shopping Storm

How to Weather the Holiday Spending Storm

Holiday spending can hit your credit card like an Iowa blizzard in February. It’s blinding, intense, and lasts a while. The next thing you know you’re knee deep, cold, and angrily counting down the...