This first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. I am not a teacher.  I do not play one on T.V.  If I were, I would be in jail. Few professions have my undying respect like educators.  Not only does an...
Of course, I realized my child would eventually need to learn to drive, but when the time officially arrives and you are sitting in the passenger seat ready to hold on for dear life, man is it ever a...
Kids are resilient and bendy; literally--their bones bend more than do ours! But most importantly they are strong and so, so smart.  But sometimes those bendy, smart kids fall into the same traps of sadness and doubt that we...
As parents, we hit the “our children are their own individuals” stage at different times. Regardless of when, truly acknowledging and accepting this fact can be hard. It's especially hard when these changes bring about extra arguments and disruptions to...
Inclusion and representation don’t just happen on their own.  As parents, we must actively work to make them part of our children's lives. In the wake of the race-centered political and social upheaval last year, it felt like there were...
If you haven’t already figured it out, kids are always listening.  That makes it even more important that our words bring value and clarity.   We have three kids, ages 15, 12, and 4, and they all seem to hear things...
Giving kids an allowance can be controversial. There are parents who believe that paying your kids to do normal and expected chores can lead to entitlement and too much external motivation. While I understand that belief, I believe that...
Midwest winters are hard, especially for southern transplants like myself.  The cold weather and icy terrain leave me feeling trapped.  My once-docile baby is now an energetic toddler who needs to run, jump, swing, and climb.  It breaks my...
Side lying is a fantastic position for your little one with many developmental benefits.  From a sensory perspective, baby begins to learn about the sides of their body which will eventually support rolling and transition to sit.  This position...
Even though the back to school season has been one of mixed emotions, I can say it brings me a certain amount of excitement. You see, I thrive on routine. Now that school is back in session, we’re back to...
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Farmers’ Markets Return: Cedar Rapids Area Farmers Markets 2021

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Summer is finally here ... and so are Farmers' Markets! With the changing seasons, we're set to see the return of many local events, including...