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...
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...
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...
"Just wait until she's a teenager!" Let me let you in on a little something I just learned: the teenage years do not magically start with the age of 13.  Sure, sure, I know all about the tweens as this...
Someone asked me today how I felt about my daughter starting kindergarten.  My first response was a chuckle, a hearty chuckle. I scoffed and I said I was going to be just fine. I said she was going to be...
I was a four-eyed, brace-faced, awkward-haired band nerd, which made middle school pretty rough. While I had good friends and great experiences, I also experienced my share of heartbreak, disappointment, and social struggles--even flat-out bullying. I have to be very...
Before I had my son I was a different kind of mother; I was a high school teacher!  I had a cozy little classroom with a sofa in the middle and a crazy bunch of kids who called me...
The end of this school year hit with an unsatisfying thud. Parents of graduating seniors hosted drive-by open house parties. Elementary parents picked up a garbage bag of school supplies at a pre-scheduled time. Our angst-filled teenagers were justifiably scowly when...
“I’m bored.” Ah, the infamous statement children solemnly and exasperatedly say at some point during summer break. The school year is finished, and the thrill and excitement of summer vacation is upon us. I’m craving the hot and carefree summer days,...
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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...