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...
  It feels like just yesterday I was writing about how my entire family has ADHD. I thought that was a tough challenge all on its own. I had no idea that just six months later, we would discover that...
Let’s just be blunt and real. Society is often extremely unfair to mothers. We are expected to be everything. We should be working mothers, but we should also be home with our children. Moms are supposed to take time for...
It was going to be a bad week.  I had already been preparing for a major work event since the end of December, but then things kept piling up into the same 4 days. My main focus was a...
I'm over being overwhelmed, over being tired, and over feeling like things are falling apart. I'm over it! And yet, this annoyingly optimistic voice of my Inner Being tells me to keep the faith, that I'll get through this. Coincidently,...
I grew up in an environment that is so different from the life I have made now. Looking back on my childhood has shown me just how toxic some of the things I grew up with are. I think...
Winter in Iowa is hard. The lack of sunshine, outdoor activities and gatherings can have you feeling down in the dumps during a normal year. Add the second year of a global pandemic, political leadership changes, an economic crisis,...
Jen Hatmaker, speaker, mother, and life guru, stopped me in my tracks in her recent Facebook post. She talked about how her therapist taught her that she should treat herself like she would treat a dear friend.  I don’t do that....
For years I have struggled with mild anxiety and depression, but 2020 hit my mental health hard. I'll start by saying that this is hard for me to share and admit out loud and in writing, but I hope that...
An hour after I had given birth, a nurse grabbed my son from my arms. He was freezing cold, turning blue, and struggling to breathe.  Sometimes I wish I could describe that day as a complete blur, but in reality,...
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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...