Teddy Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” In my experience as a mom, it can also be the thief of: sleep in the middle of the night, patience with my children and husband, and healthy friendships. So, for...
I wouldn't say I was really the marrying type. As a little girl, I never dreamed of getting married. So when I was planning my wedding, there was no preconceived notion of what my wedding day would look like. I...
February is the month where we celebrate love and its many forms, but did you know is also the national month for relationship wellness? Valentine’s Day is a great holiday to show your partner that you care, but it’s...
Dating. Cue collective groan.  It's both thrilling and daunting. Exciting and terrifying. We strive to find a balance between those conflicting feelings. And with that comes finding the proper outlet to begin or re-enter the dating game. And this past year...
As the holiday season looms, I think more and more about how my family will maintain healthy boundaries during the holiday. Boundaries are something that most of us shy away from setting, especially with extended family members. But establishing...
 My parents both suffer from a number of health ailments.  My mother struggles with her balance, walks with the assistance of a cane, and cannot drive. She depends on my dad for a lot more than she used to.  And then...
This presidential election has been a doozy. On one hand, I think it’s great that there is so much interest in elections. Those elected into public office serve a very important role and make decisions every day that impact...
The 2020 Derecho was a life-changing event.  In a matter of 45 minutes, we were the proud owners of two totaled cars and rendered homeless.  Nothing in the world could have prepared me for the fire our family was...

I Lost My Mother to Suicide

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline offers free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis...
It’s the end of the day and my three year old has done everything in her power to wear me down. She didn’t sleep well last night, which has turned into a day full of talking back, throwing tantrums,...
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Where To Schedule Vaccines in Cedar Rapids

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