Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM), or Perinatology, is the subspecialty of Obstetrics & Gynecology that cares for high risk families. We specifically say families because the father, contrary to conventional wisdom, does indeed play a role in a healthy pregnancy....
I remember when my preschool-aged kiddo triumphantly announced that he changed his chip from a triangle to a quadrilateral. And I remember knowing full well that I had nothing to do with it.  I’m pretty confident that neither his dad...
A few years ago I saw a sign at Noelridge that said an inclusive playground was coming soon, and my heart was filled with joy.  Before I became a mom, I spent years working with both adults and children...
Disclosure: Summer is the perfect time for kids to play, learn, and discover!  Luckily, the Cedar Rapids area has many summer camps to help your kids do just that, no matter what their interests are!  We are thrilled to...
I know it was a roller-coaster kind of a year for everyone, but teachers might have had the worst ride of all. A year ago, teachers were overworked and underpaid, but at least we showed them our gratitude by sending...
When I first tried to sign up for the COVID vaccine, I naively thought it would be simple and straightforward.  Then I read an article comparing the process to trying to score Beyonce tickets.  I thought they were exaggerating. ...
It’s warming up and I can no longer use the excuse “it’s too cold” to huddle into my couch at 6 PM every night.  My kids are getting restless and I can’t watch anymore Henry Danger episodes.  But depending...
I tell people I gave birth as the world shut down. My little one was born on March 19th, 2020, just as the US was beginning to respond to the threat of the coronavirus. My last week of pregnancy...
We all make the best decisions we can for our children.  COVID taught us that what is right for one family isn't right for another. After the Longest Spring Break in History, we were so excited about the idea of...
Disclosure: We are frequently asked about early childhood programs and recommendations for preschools and child care in Cedar Rapids and understand that picking a school or child care center that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be...
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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...