Taylor Schminke

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Taylor is an Iowa native, currently residing in rural Benton County. A graduate of Iowa State University in Animal Science, she works full time in the agriculture industry as a key account manager. She is wife to Cody, and mama to their sweet daughter Everly. She and her husband’s hobbies (second jobs?) tend to revolve around their farmstead: sheep, pigs, fields, a seed dealership, and following the livestock show industry. They also have a dog, Ace, and a cat, Aspen. When trying to maintain a sense of sanity Taylor loves being active, gardening, DIY projects, traveling, friends, coffee, and anything dark chocolate or salted caramel.

A Summer Games Party: Decorative Crafts for Kids

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Every four years, when the Big Summer Games start, there is a buzz in the air. On every channel, they are talking about the countries, teams, and events. You hear about it on the radio,...

A Letter to My Friend, As You Become Mama…

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Dear friend, As you become Mama.... Your pictures flood my newsfeed and I can’t help but to "like" every one. Updated profile pictures from your maternity session, cover photos of your carefully curated nursery, and your...

A Cedar Rapids Guide to: Splash Pads, Pools, and Beaches

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As the summer weather warms up, we’re all looking for a way to beat the heat. What are your go-tos? Air conditioned museums, theaters, trampoline parks, and libraries are one way to keep cool,...

Tomorrow, I Go Back To Work: A Letter To My Daughter

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Dear Little One, Tomorrow I go back to work. That means today was officially the end of my maternity leave. The maternity leave I dreamt about while I was pregnant with you. I couldn't wait for it, because...

Top Ten Favorite Items for the Newborn Stage

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While I was pregnant, I spent hours researching the best products. Everything from the easiest, safest, and highest rated products to #lifehacks and more… I read about as much as I could. However, I...

Then, It Happened: My Failed Birth Plan

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It happened--I was pregnant! After trying, we finally had our prayers answered: we were expecting! I couldn’t believe it… even after the three pregnancy tests I had taken that morning. (Please tell me I’m not...