Samantha Kraus

Samantha Kraus
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Samantha is a stay-at-home mom to Lily and Isaac. She is originally from San Antonio, Texas but moved to Iowa when she started attending the University of Northern Iowa. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Special Education, and loves the opportunity to mentor other parents in the special needs community. She enjoys knitting, reading, and baking in her free time.

Life Lessons from my Accidental Pumpkin Plant

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Cedar Rapids Moms Neighborhood Series: 4 Reasons I Love Living in Center Point

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Reclaim Bedtime! The Nighttime Routine That Works for Us

Reclaim Bedtime! The Nighttime Routine That Works for Us

You know the stereotype: I have young kids, so I must be sleep-deprived to some extent, right? But that just isn’t the case in our household. My kids are 5 years old and 10...