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 and spunky daughters (8, 5, 3) who keep them on their toes. Marla is a stay at home mom who spends very little time at home. She loves children and has spent the last 8 years doing in-home daycare and spent 5 years doing foster care. Marla is an adoptive parent, a homeschooling mom, and a very active member of her local church. In whatever free time she can find, Marla enjoys reading a good love story or watching a chick flick.

My Kids are Wild and I’ll Accept Some Blame

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Have you ever seen those children who sit with their parents through church or sit through a meeting without moving or making a peep? One day at my office job a family with four children...

I Don’t Care If My Kids Go To College

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I will not make my kids go to college. Just that sentence alone looks ridiculous to me. "Make" my kids go to college? They'll be 18 and I will be unable to force them to...

Be Kind, Even When It’s Hard

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In a world where you can be anything, be kind. It's on shirts, signs, and in quotes found online. I love the idea, but sometimes I think people seem to think it means something else. Maybe...

Choosing to Challenge the What-Ifs of Chronic Illness

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What if I can't take care of my kids? What if I can't do my daily activities? What if this is my life now? I recently found out that I have a rare and serious...

Three Reasons Why I Love Mondays

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Mondays are the best. It's hard to tell tone in text, so you might assume I'm being sarcastic. I assure you I am not. Outside of weekends, Mondays are my favorite day of the week. As...

I Don’t Have Time For a Mental Breakdown

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Have you ever felt like you were on the verge of a mental breakdown, but you just didn't have the time? Doesn't that just sound like such a mom thing? I recently had this feeling....

Like Father, Like Husband

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I have a great husband because I have a great father. It's a phrase I definitely overuse, but that's because it's true. I have always been a daddy's girl. My dad and I both love people...

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...