As we reach the end of another month in quarantine, there's a lot of talk about re-opening our state (and country), about getting things back to normal. Maybe it's strange, but I'm not sure I want things to go back...
Nobody's talking about the grandparents. You guys, I feel for the single mamas, the unemployed, the suddenly working from home dads who have to figure out how to do their job AT home and with kids screaming in the background. My...
In my pre-quarantine days, I never had a problem filling the hours of a day. There were never enough minutes in an hour to complete all the things that needed to be done. So when social distance restrictions fell...
United We Stand. Divided We Fall. Never has this phrase meant more than now… We have always known that humans are judgmental creatures. That is not news to anyone. What surprised me, however, was how quickly it became a ‘me vs them’ mentality...
I'm no psychologist, but I'm pretty sure I'm suffering from some COVID-19-related anxiety. I woke myself up coughing the other night. In my half-asleep, half-dreaming haze, I remember whispering to myself in the dark "Guess I have the coronavirus. Awesome." I...
Easter is looking a little different for us all this year. While we may not be able to attend public Easter egg hunts, we can still go on an egg hunt and practice social distancing! That's why we're hosting...
With all that has changed over the past weeks, one of the biggest changes has been the people, or the lack thereof. As I look around me I am now surrounded by "co-workers" (my family) that are completely new...
My job can really be done from anywhere.  I am a Program Manager which means I spend most of my time on meetings with people from all over the world.  Even before COVID-19, I worked from home a few...
I'm back with some encouragement for you on this unexpected homeschooling journey. (Check out part one here!) I hope one or two ideas help smooth out your school day! You've got this. Avoid Frustration and Manage Expectations Despite this big change...
Let's face it-- humans need socialization. Face to face interactions are part of our nature. Quite frankly, it might be what keeps us sane a lot of the time. So what happens when a pandemic disrupts our gatherings? When...
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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--...