Lindsey Blocker

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Lindsey is married to her husband Nick and mother of three beautiful children. Emerson and Brayden are eleven year old twins, and Hartley just celebrated her first birthday. They are transplants to Cedar Rapids by way of the Quad Cities and love everything about the Corridor. She currently stays home but keeps busy getting the kids to their various activities and chasing around her very mobile toddler. She loves cheering for the Bears and White Sox, good music and enjoying a peaceful moment to herself when that rare occasion presents itself!

No Thank You, I Don’t Drink Alcohol.

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I never could’ve imagined that sentence having the impact that it has. But here we are. Almost three years ago, I announced on New Year’s Eve that I was going to give up drinking...

Elementary School Is Over: Preparing For The Next Step

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I vividly remember the first day of preschool. They woke up early, had chocolate milk in fancy cups for breakfast and had picked out their outfits a week in advance. I sobbed for a...

Depression and Anxiety: It’s Not Always A Wonderful Life

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Every December I make sure to set aside a night dedicated to It’s A Wonderful Life. The message behind the movie brings tears to my eyes year after year, and I find myself reciting...

My Past Shaped Me, But My Past Does Not Define Me

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During a conversation last week, someone asked if I had allowed myself to move on from past trauma or difficult times. It stopped me short. If we’re being honest, the answer is no and...

Breastfeeding: Sometimes It’s Anything But Natural

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I had every intention of breastfeeding my twins. I bought a manual pump (it was ten years ago!), nursing bras, and some storage bags. My twenty-year-old self thought it would be a walk in...

Yes, Our Kids Are Busy: The Benefits to the Busy Season of Motherhood

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Since becoming a mother eleven years ago, I've noticed that each stage is busier than the last. Whether you’re sleep deprived with a newborn, physically worn out from chasing a toddler around, or mentally...

Our Kids Are Ten Years Apart: The Good, The Tough, and The Great.

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Our story is that of a wonderful man who came in and took on the role of “Dad” for my twins when they were around six years old. We decided back then that we...

Preparing To Live An Intentional Life In 2019

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Every year around this time, I typically draw up some elaborate plan to makeover my life. Lose an absurd amount of weight, save a bunch of money, stop eating junk food… a variety of...
I Never Wanted This: Getting The Life I Needed

I Never Wanted Any Of This: Getting What I Needed

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Twelve years ago, if someone had told me that at age thirty-one I’d be a stay-at-home mother of three, with a husband and a dog…I would have laughed at them. You see, I never wanted...
Coming in Last: Conquering My Battle With Self-Care

Coming in Last: Conquering My Battle With Self-Care

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Here I am, staring into the mirror at my thirty-one-year-old self. There’s dark, never-ending bags under my eyes, brows that long to be waxed, and hair that sports my natural color for the first time...