“One pump, two pumps, three pumps, four. Only a 10 more minutes until I can see my babies more.” I had a c-section at 9:10 PM and welcomed my 26 week and 5 day old twins: a little lady...
Some women are burning their pump and throwing themselves a party when they're ready to end their breastfeeding journey. Whether it was one day or 3 years, oh how I applaud you! YOU DESERVE TO CELEBRATE! You sacrificed time...
It’s World Breastfeeding Week! What better way to help mothers succeed in nursing than to compile some tried-and-true tips and tricks? I’m no pro, but I have successfully breastfed two babies. I nursed my first until she was 15 months and...
Oh, maternity leave. The "magical" weeks following the birth of a baby when a working mom gets to stay home with her newborn.  No matter how many weeks you’re able to have there’s one thing that remains true… It’s never...
I knew by then not to rock my babies to sleep. The "experts" said time and again that doing so would make them dependent upon me for sleep. My babies would never learn to sleep on their own. So,...
I'm a child of the 80's. Though breastfeeding was starting to become more of the norm, in the early 80's you were definitely in the minority if you chose to breastfeed your babe. I was formula fed. My siblings...
To the moms whose babies don’t sleep through the night, I’m sorry. You keep staying up late, googling for hours on end trying to figure out the secret. Maybe you'll find that one thing that needs to be fixed, and then...
As I sit down to write this post, I’ve been in the trenches for just over 11 weeks. By trenches, I mean the newborn trenches. For the third time. Let me tell you, three kids is not for the faint...
I recently had my fifth baby in nine years. In that time I've used a lot of baby products!! You find out pretty quickly what makes your life easier and what you can do without! Which is why I've...
We’ve all been there. Whether you’re a first time mama or a veteran, you’ll eventually get sick. As we all know, motherhood is one job where you can’t just call in sick. You have to pull on your big...
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Cedar Rapids Area Spring Events Calendar

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If you are looking for Cedar Rapids family events in the Spring, we've got you covered! We've put together a round-up of this season's...