I really don’t mind the winter months.  I like not having the option to go outside and be active, because during the summer months I feel guilty if I just want to sit inside.  Winter decides my schedule for...
It’s no secret-- I love baking. Cookies, pies, pastries, you name it! Once I learned how simple it can be to make brownies from scratch you won’t find any boxed mixes in my house. Everything from the cake...
With fall finally here and cooler weather creeping in, many families begin to plan their fall outings. Apple orchards are a popular fall outing, often result in an excess of apples to eat! We have been lucky to have...
Meal planning is an awesome way to save time and money, make weeknight dinners easier when you're overloaded, and even (if you're lucky) get your kids to eat healthier foods. The problem with meal planning? For me, the biggest...
Surprise your little leprechauns with this fun, healthy and GREEN breakfast for tomorrow's National Pancake Day or St. Patrick's day! Using spinach to turn pancakes and eggs green is easier than you'd think-- not to mention much more nutritious than...
It's the most wonderful time of the year! I love cool days, warm food and all those crunchy leaves. Fall also brings some of my favorite cozy meals. Over the past month we've been transitioning from our grilling summer...
The weather is turning cooler and the leaves are changing colors! Fall is in full force and with it comes all kinds of fun events. I love making creative treats with my kids. I try to find things that...
Everyone loves apple pie! If baking scares you, let me share a few hacks to make baking easier:  buy a pre-made pie crust and make a crumb topping! The result is like a combination of an apple crisp and an...
As the long summer days begin to wind down and the craziness of back-to-school approaches, you may be on the lookout for some quick, delicious meals. Have you heard of the Instant Pot? If not, check out this post...
Hot summer nights, trying to keep your house cool, watching the kids run through the sprinkler, it’s time to find something to make quickly for dinner. This is the perfect time to get outside and use the grill! My...
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5 Places to Explore Caves Near Cedar Rapids

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Grab your flashlights and get ready to explore some cool caves within a short drive from Cedar Rapids. In fact, grab your jackets, too,...