Some core family values you know you’ll teach from the start. Values like: Always say “thank you”. The last one inside closes the garage door If you have leftover fries, give them to Dad. Other values sneak up on you, and...
Mom = Superwoman.   We can do it all. People in our lives assume we can handle it all because we might make it look like we can.  But can we?   We may even hold ourselves to that same standard because we...
Becoming a mom has helped me fully appreciate my mom. My mom and I had a tense relationship when I was a teenager. For one, we had completely different love languages. It wasn't until I was engaged and went through...
I don’t know about you, but Star Wars has been something that has been a part of my life and family for a really long time! It was something that was introduced to both my husband and me from...
It all started when my son got into trouble. And trouble is a harsh word to use. But my son being in trouble isn’t a common occurrence for us. He’s a great kid, and I’m not just saying that because...
In honor of National Sibling's Day (which we celebrate in April), I want to tell you about my family. I always hoped my oldest child would be a boy because I have two brothers I absolutely adore. I love my brothers...
I have always been told by women who are older and wiser than myself that the 30s are the best years of your life. When I think of the 30s, I think back to when I was a kid going...
Our beautiful earth houses us and sustains life every single day. What a wonderful opportunity we have to observe and honor Earth Day on April 22!  Here are a few fresh ideas for celebrating Earth Day with kids. Some are...
In my home, there are these three little wooden boxes in the backyard. 5 feet by 5 feet of dirt-filled wonder. Each spring, we pour over seed catalogs and think about what we want to grow that year. My two sons get...
This last year of COVID, Derecho, and the unfolding fallout, left me sinking further into survival mode and a healthy dose of compartmentalization. Nothing spoke louder than my inner child falling into mindset patterns of absolutes. All the nevers, always...
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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...