Marla Hoy

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Marla is a lifelong Cedar Rapidian who met her husband, Shawn, at the local Dairy Queen in 2005 and married him in 2009. They have three beautiful daughters (6, 3, 9 months) who seem to take after their dad. Marla is a stay at home mom who spends very little time at home. She loves children and has spent the last five years doing in-home daycare and foster care. Marla is an adoptive parent, a homeschooling mom, and is currently the co-coordinator of a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group at her church here in Cedar Rapids. In whatever free time she can find, Marla enjoys reading a good love story or watching a chick flick.

How Motherhood Helps me Appreciate my Mom

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Becoming a mom has helped me fully appreciate my mom. My mom and I had a tense relationship when I was a teenager. For one, we had completely different love languages. It wasn't until I...

My Siblings Are My Heroes: I Hope My Kids Feel the Same About Each...

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In honor of National Sibling's Day (which we celebrate in April), I want to tell you about my family. I always hoped my oldest child would be a boy because I have two brothers I...

Hitting the Reset Button When Things Don’t Go According To Plan

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I have a confession to make: I found it very ironic when my cleaning list came out last Monday because my kitchen that day looked like this: Here's the thing about #momlife that I'm sure you...

My Cleaning Calendar + Free Printable Checklist

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I love lists, but I especially love crossing stuff off lists. I need my tasks written down or they will not get done. I am incredibly scatter-brained, so that organization really helps me function. My...

Where Is All This Pressure Coming From? Myself.

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Several months ago I was running errands. My husband, Shawn, was home with the kids. I said I'd be home by bedtime, but I was running late. I'm not talking hours – I'm talking minutes....

Cedar Rapids Moms Favorites: Best Desserts in and around Cedar Rapids

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When COVID started, my husband and I started having a date night in each week. We frequently order a dessert or two for ourselves once the kids are in bed. Here are some of our...

Cedar Rapids Moms Favorites: Best Pizza in Cedar Rapids

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Some nights (okay, most nights) I'm just too exhausted to cook. Fortunately, Cedar Rapids is full of many amazing pizza joints for a quick, easy dinner. We asked local moms for their favorite pizza places,...

Schooling at Home: How to Motivate Your Kids

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You've picked a curriculum and organized your space. You're ready to start schooling at home, but how do you motivate your kids? Most kids behave differently at home than at school. They know Mom loves...

Help! How Do I Homeschool? A Guide for Iowa Parents

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As you face hard decisions about your children's schooling, perhaps you're considering homeschooling. Maybe you're excited to jump in. Maybe you have doubts and don't know where to begin. If you're in Iowa, I'm happy...

Reflections on Resolution Renewal Day

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I just vacuumed my whole house. Then I mopped. It's the most work I've done in three weeks and I'm pretty overjoyed.  And I did it in time for Resolution Renewal Day. Let me back...