The sunshine is calling and freedom is at our fingertips. Summer vacation has finally arrived! I can’t wait to let my children soak up every ounce of relaxation this summer and let them have some much deserved time to...
If you have water babies like I do, the announcement that Cedar Rapids/Marion pools will not open this summer was not a welcome one. I, for one, was excited that Little was old enough to have an afternoon at the pool...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
With the need to stay home as much as possible not going away any time soon, and the weather getting better, I am itching to get outdoor to somewhere other than my backyard and neighborhood.  Now, Little is ready...
Summer is a great time to let kids play outside, and we try to spend as much time outside as possible, even though our kids are still pretty young. Prior to moving to the Cedar Rapids area, I worked...
In March I found out I’d be working from home with all of the kids. As our time together continued its indefinite extension, especially with school being canceled, I tapped into every resource I could for activities to keep...
As the first month of summer break has ended, maybe a little bit of the excitement of summer has ended with it. Now boredom is taking over, and you might be experiencing that sinking feeling that your kids are going...
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{Event Recap}: Kids Day at Bass Farms

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We had so much fun at our Kids Day graciously hosted by Bass Farms! Between parents, grandparents, and kiddos of all ages, we had...