My kids and I transitioned from our family home to a temporary rental for a beat. And the rental does not have central air. It was something I hadn’t had to deal with since my childhood. As an adult,...
I am not a tidy person. I never have been. Mess has been part of my identity since I was twirling around in tutus like an unstoppable tornado. I say to my husband "You knew who you married." Right, wrong...
I am not an environmental fanatic.  We buy single-use plastic, use aerosol sprays, and throw away containers that are recyclable to avoid some seriously gross clean up (like the chicken containers after you remove the diaper...heck no).  Still, I...
Who loves playing exciting games like Chutes and Ladders and Candyland on repeat? Yeah, me neither! But my family does love games! Here are some of our favorite family board games:  (many have learning components, which is great while kids are...
If denial were a marketable skill I would be a millionaire. See, our toilet had been running for a while.  And by a while I mean the better part of a year.  I hollered to my husband "Please fix this!!!!"...
Ahhhhh, Spring is just around the corner! We have all been dreaming about it. Just picture it, bright sunny mornings, no clouds in the sky, kids playing outside, afternoon walks to the park, birds singing. When the time finally...
Holidays can be a stressful time for families, especially moms who are blessed to be “people pleasers”. We have an overwhelming need to make sure everyone else enjoys their day, and somehow in the midst of it usually forget...
When I think back to some of my favorite memories as a kid, it's usually related to a tradition.  And with the holiday season coming up, now is a great time to create your own family traditions! One of my...
At 27 weeks pregnant, I was looking down the barrel of the third trimester. So, when midnight struck on November 1st, I knew it was now or never to get my Christmas decorating done. I made at least a dozen...
My birthday is on October 31st. All my life my birthday has been shared with the happy trick or treaters, and now that I’m an adult, I can more clearly see the pros and cons of having a Halloween...
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5 Places to Explore Caves Near Cedar Rapids

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Grab your flashlights and get ready to explore some cool caves within a short drive from Cedar Rapids. In fact, grab your jackets, too,...