Christmas is often such a magical time of the year--the lights, the food, the gifts, the special feeling that comes with being with family and giving. It would be regrettable to gloss over the fact that Christmas is not always...
Dear Husband, With the holidays fast approaching I want to let you in on a little secret. Although I am proud to be the parent who remembers the kids' sizes, favorite colors, and the newest styles, and even though I...
Did you miss our Cookies with Santa event? There's still plenty of time to catch the "Big Guy" out and around town. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you know where to see Santa in Cedar Rapids!! *Be sure...
Winter brings so many wonderful things! You pull out your cozy sweaters, sit by the fireplace, and drink hot cocoa. You bake cookies and sweet breads with your family as gifts for friends and neighbors. The promises of the...
The holiday season is a truly magical time of the year. It's the perfect time to carry on or create traditions with your family. When our first daughter was born in 2013, a friend shared on Facebook a tree...
I remember when I found out the truth about Santa Claus.   I was in third grade.  A group of classmates and I were sitting at a table in the back of the room when a boy in my class started...
We are not a big Valentine’s Day-celebrating family.  My husband and I choose not to celebrate with each other; sometimes we get cards but we mostly let the day pass by like any other.  However, we have always gotten...
I’m a sucker for new Christmas pajamas! In the past they’ve been Christmas Eve gifts for my kids, Christmas card attire, a Christmas movie night surprise or given to everyone on December 1st to wear all month long!  We’ve...
Confession: I’m a craftaholic! I love anything and everything homemade and artsy. Put on an apron and bring on the the paint, but please hold the glitter. (It gets everywhere - ahhhh!!!) Whenever time allows, I love sharing this outlet...
Twenty years ago, a ten-year-old girl entered a holiday writing contest for the local newspaper. The theme was “What Christmas Means to Me,” and the entry was mandatory for her fifth-grade class. In typical “me” fashion, I’m sure I...
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You have taken all precautions that you can… Staying within your “bubble” for the most part. You rarely go out to eat at restaurants...