When COVID started, my husband and I started having a date night in each week. We frequently order a dessert or two for ourselves once the kids are in bed. Here are some of our favorite desserts in and around...
I've oft been called the Burger Queen in my family.  I ain't even mad. Breakfast?  Burger. Christmas?  Burger. Wedding?  Burger. I mean, it's all the major food groups (read: carbs and cheese) in one delightful sammich.  The corridor is home to some of...
There's nothing quite like heading out with your family in search of the perfect Christmas tree!! If you're seeking to cut down your own Christmas tree this year, check out these great Cedar Rapids Area Christmas tree farms!! *Be sure...
Happy Diwali!  Each fall, the Indian festival of lights celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil.  It’s the biggest holiday of the year in India!  I can’t think of a better time to show our local...
Do you ever feel like, as your kids grow, you relate less to moms who are beginning their parenting journey? You've climbed out of the deep dark pit of diaper changes, googled your fair share of rashes, and you barely...
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! We asked local moms for their favorite ice cream places and here are the results: Cedar Rapids Almost Famous Popcorn & Ice Cream Address:1121 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Website:www.facebook.com/almostfamouspopcorn Why moms...
I was completely shocked when I opened an email late in September that read "you have tested positive for COVID-19". I had been tested for COVID-19 earlier that day, more so to "rule it out" since I was...
These cool autumn days are usually my favorite time of the year, especially when spent with my girlfriends. Long, scenic drives, pumpkin patches, and apple orchards, hayrides and campfires, craft fairs, and seasonal shopping — so many options to...
I have always been a lover of guacamole, but my interest in Mexican cuisine grew once I was in culinary school.  I was doing a group project in my final semester, and we were assigned to make a Mexican...
Grab your flashlights and get ready to explore some cool caves within a short drive from Cedar Rapids. In fact, grab your jackets, too, because no matter the weather, these caves really are cool. Most stay at a constant...
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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...