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...
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...
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...
Side lying is a fantastic position for your little one with many developmental benefits.  From a sensory perspective, baby begins to learn about the sides of their body which will eventually support rolling and transition to sit.  This position...
Some nights (okay, most nights) I'm just too exhausted to cook. Fortunately, Cedar Rapids is full of many amazing pizza joints for a quick, easy dinner. We asked local moms for their favorite pizza places, and here are the results: Zoey's...
*Thank you to our partners at Diventures for sharing this information with us! Summer is here and families are spending more time in and near the water. It's always a good time to prepare your children to be safe! Diventures’ wide...
*This is a Sponsored Review. The opinions are solely my own! My kids used to hate swimming lessons. It was a battle to get them into the cold, noisy pool each week. Through negotiating, begging, and tears, surviving swimming lessons...
*Special thanks to our partner, Alyx Coble-Frakes, for sharing this information with us!*   Women spend on average 8 years of their lives on their period. That’s a long time. We also spend all of our reproductive years somewhere in our monthly...
Before I became a mom, I used to have the time to hunt for unique gifts and special trinkets that I could group together in a beautiful basket. These days, I’m lucky if I remember to buy a gift...
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We had COVID-19, and We Are Still Recovering

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I know; we are all sick of hearing and talking about COVID-19. I get it. Frankly, so am I. But, we’re not talking enough...