Kaitlyn Swaim

Kaitlyn is the founder and previous owner of Cedar Rapids Moms and is an Iowa girl who has been married to her husband, Joshua, since 2007! She’s a busy work-at-home mama to their 5 children: 3 girls and 2 boys! A true Hawkeye, she graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, something that comes in handy on a daily basis while trying to raise 5 kids! Her favorite things to do include spending time with her family, cheering on the Hawkeyes, reading a good book, shopping (of course!), and checking out all the activities the Corridor has to offer!
Cedar Rapids Christmas Tree Farms

Cedar Rapids Christmas Tree Farms 2020

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...
preterm labor in a pandemic

Preterm Labor in the Midst of a Pandemic

I was 27 weeks and 6 days. It was a regular summer day like any other in the Coronavirus era. The kids were outside splashing in the blow up pool. We'd eaten dinner outside...

Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Splash Pads and Beaches: 2020 Edition

We all know that this summer is turned upside down. Most local pools are closed. However, you can still cool off at local splash pads and beaches! *Be sure to check ahead regarding closures...

Where to See Fireworks in the Corridor: 2020 Edition

With COVID-19, many 4th of July fireworks displays and festivals have been cancelled. However, there are still a few places you can see fireworks in the Corridor this 4th of July! Here's a list! 4th...
Cedar Rapids COVID-19 Resources

Cedar Rapids COVID-19 Resource Guide

We know it's an unsettling time for everyone with the COVID-19 pandemic and the scary feeling of not knowing what is coming next. To all of our moms, to all of our readers, you...
Free Lunches for Kids

Where to Get Free Lunch for Kids in the Cedar Rapids Area {COVID-19}

While schools are closed due to Coronavirus, Cedar Rapids area school districts and businesses are providing free lunches to children who need it. We've compiled a list of Cedar Rapids schools and restaurants that...
How to get free ebooks and videos

How to Get Free Books and Movies Without Going to the Library

Library closed? Or you just can't make it there? Here are some great ways to get access to books and movies when you can't get to the library (for free or low cost!). Overdrive Use your...
Things to Do When the Kids Are Out of School

Things to Do With Kids When School is Closed Due to COVID-19

We're living in interesting times. With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, aka the Novel Coronavirus, many people's plans are changing. Spring Break trips were cancelled. Schools have cancelled classes across the country. With recommendations...
Bake a Rainbow Cake

Sweet Fun for the Whole Family: Bake a Rainbow Cake!

*This is a Sponsored Review, however all thoughts and opinions are solely our own! We are so excited for the release of Amirah Kassem's latest books! Known for her amazing rainbow explosion cakes, this Flour...
Indoor Play Areas for Kids in Cedar Rapids

Top 10 Indoor Play Areas in Cedar Rapids

Looking for a place for your child(ren) to burn off some energy? We've compiled a list of the Top 10 Indoor Play Areas in Cedar Rapids...perfect for when you're looking to beat the elements...