So, it's resolution time again. I realize how cliché it is to make these goals on the first of the year; still, each year, without fail, I sit down and make a list of physical, intellectual, and spiritual goals...
I shared before that I was planning on getting bariatric (weight loss) surgery and my reasons for it. I am happy to report that I am now six months out and wanted to share the good, the bad, and...
I know, that you know, that I know, that you know, that rolling over to 2021 isn't going to swipe our world experiences clean. Events and experiences get carried with us in good and bad ways. In the words of...
Oh 2020.  The year that just keeps on giving, even when we wish it would stop. 2020 has, unfortunately, brought with it a lot of pain and sadness for many people, me included.  And as much as I’m looking forward...
Every person in my family has ADHD or attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. It feels so surreal to write that because I never imagined that my life would look the way it does now. Finding out my kids both have ADHD...
Staying at Home is Exhausting Here in Cedar Rapids, we are in the middle of an ongoing pandemic, a storm equivalent to a stage four hurricane wiped out 50% of our trees and countless properties, school started for some, and...
Did you know that between 70 and 80% of new moms will experience the baby blues, otherwise known as postpartum depression, to some degree? Further, the reported rate of clinical postpartum depression in new moms is between 10 to 20%....
I’m grateful for my life. Truly, I am. I am still as in love with my husband today as I was 15 years ago when we first met as young college kids (honestly, even more in love). My two sons...
When our children entered the world, the smartphone boom was just beginning. As they grew, we felt inept at finding the right balance between allowing our children to learn from and enjoy these technological advancements, while also managing appropriate screen...
Find yourself reading every article, blog post, medical e-newsletter, etc. trying to consume as much information as you can to get a grip on the next few months? I’ve heard from many in my inner-circle that it’s all getting...
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Six Ways to Give Back in Cedar Rapids this Holiday Season

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At some point every December, I begin to feel the pull in a million directions. There are so many things to do, presents to...