Kindness costs nothing but means everything. World Kindness Day is here! The purpose of this day is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. This November 13th, I encourage you and your family...
I will not make my kids go to college. Just that sentence alone looks ridiculous to me. "Make" my kids go to college? They'll be 18 and I will be unable to force them to do any certain thing with...
One thing I have learned as a working mom of 2 is that finding balance is something that is key to a happy life-- and it's not easy to achieve. I'm a full-time working mom of a kindergartner and a...
Are you looking for fun family-friendly events in November around Cedar Rapids? Look no further than our November Roundup of local activities. Drive-Thru Chili Supper- November 6- 11:00am-7:00pm (or until sold out) Help support Friends of Hiawatha Fire by attending their Drive...
Last Sunday our cat, Nola, was acting really sick.  My husband and I took her to the emergency vet since it was the weekend, and they told us it appeared she had a stroke and the prognosis for recovery was...
In a world where you can be anything, be kind. It's on shirts, signs, and in quotes found online. I love the idea, but sometimes I think people seem to think it means something else. Maybe they think it means "Be...
I am an “Elder Millennial, or Xennial. Recently I heard the term “Geriatric Millennial”, which stung a bit. However, my years of wisdom and life experience have included a litany of slang words and phrases introduced to my vocabulary since...
I’ve been consistently traveling for work for about four years now.  As my daughter’s age changes, so do the requirements of my travel prep.  Prepping for work travel is hard but it always does sound nice to get away...
I’m way past What to Expect When You’re Expecting. My kids are in late elementary and early intermediate school, but I still have LOTS of questions. Thankfully, I have avid readers in my friend circle and their recommendations are fantastic.  Here...
You’ve probably gotten that e-mail, too. You’ve signed up your child for a sport and then it comes: “Our program runs on volunteers and your child’s team needs a coach. Please consider coaching your child's team!” Ugh. The guilt. The reasoning. I don’t...
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Tips for Dealing With COVID in Your Family: The Sickness and...

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You have taken all precautions that you can… Staying within your “bubble” for the most part. You rarely go out to eat at restaurants...