No amount of parenting, reading, prayer, documentaries or research will prepare you for the day you catch your four year old twerking.  Yes, twerking.  I sometimes tell people I have two sets of kids. I have my two older daughters who...
Its awards season – congratulations to all the winners and also the nominees! It really is an honor to be recognized for one’s performance, isn’t it? Recently, I was bestowed the honor of Best Mom Ever. That was closely followed...
A few months ago, I shared part one of our adoption journey. Our story continues below: I didn't know it at the time, but November 2016 was basically the start of a whole new foster care journey...one that we did...
It's 3 a.m.  "Big" is in my bed--sideways, again.  I try and roll her over only to have her swing her arm into my face. 5:30.  "Little" roars like a dinosaur while running into the bedroom.  I try to quiet...
As a mom, too often I’m a “Bucket Dipper”, and that needs to stop. I’m a substitute teacher. I primarily teach elementary school, especially the younger grades. One of the classrooms I visited recently taught me all about Bucket Fillers...
It doesn’t happen often. I consider myself a very agreeable, patient person. It takes a lot for me to be grumpy, to set me off or get me worked up. Sure, I can get irritated by my kids or...
A few nights ago while tucking in my girls, I received the trifecta of tough questions.  My youngest questioned the fairness of her bedtime, a query that always seems to lead to the “life isn’t fair” speech.  My oldest had a...
A few weeks ago I woke up on a Wednesday morning before my alarm went off.  As I laid in my bed I began smiling as a rush of emotions and feelings came over me.  What caused it, I...
Ok, I’ll admit it. I was tempted by the Elf on the Shelf. My kids were tiny and I knew they would delight in finding a silly elf doing funny things each morning. I imagined giggling with my husband as...
I grew up in a family where the TV was a way to bring us all together. We’d have movie marathons on the weekends, had a TV in more than one room of the house, and we’d even watch...
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Cedar Rapids Area Spring Events Calendar

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If you are looking for Cedar Rapids family events in the Spring, we've got you covered! We've put together a round-up of this season's...