The weather is turning nice! What better way to celebrate than enjoying some time outside with family in one of the many parks the Cedar Rapids Area has to offer! You don’t have to be a seasoned athlete to...
Now that we're knee-deep in the midst of summer, I knew that it was time for me to put together my list of fun activities for kids to do. While I’m a firm believer that some boredom is good for...
Hitting the river on a hot summer’s day is a tradition here in Iowa, whether tubing, canoeing, or kayaking. New to floating the river, or not sure where to go? This guide will help you get started on a river...
If I’m completely honest, I wish I could have done more for my son’s birthday. Because of COVID-19, our financial security has not been the greatest, and I felt like it was irresponsible to spend money on a party...
Working from Home during a Pandemic With Kids: Zero Stars – Do Not Recommend With COVID-19’s spread forcing the world into lockdown, my job became remote overnight. I set things up at my desk at home and thought that I had...
“Children still need a childhood with dirt, mud, puddles, trees, sticks, and tadpoles.” - Brooke Hampton I couldn’t agree more.  Being outdoors and exploring nature provides something for everyone in the family.  There are countless opportunities for discovery, creativity, stress...
We all know that this summer is turned upside down. Most local pools are closed. However, you can still cool off at local splash pads and beaches! *Be sure to check ahead regarding closures and updates. Things can change...
With COVID-19, many 4th of July fireworks displays and festivals have been cancelled. However, there are still a few places you can see fireworks in the Corridor this 4th of July! Here's a list! 4th of July Fireworks Displays in...
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,...
Although it feels weird at first, it’s time to start adjusting to a partially open society.  Some things are closed through the summer, but most are opening back up (though looking a bit different).  I want to take advantage...
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A Guide to Cedar Rapids Gently-Used Clothing Stores

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When I think back to being a kid, what I remember about the end of summer was the back to school clothes shopping.  Listen--...