“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”  - Bernard Meltzer In honor of ‘National Girlfriends Day’ which was on August 1st...this one’s for the girls! The definition of...
Divorce is devastating and leaves us feeling a palpable sense of loss. Part of my job is supporting families through strained co-parenting dynamics after separation and divorce. This can go on for years, even decades, especially if they are...
As a Midwestern white woman, how do I speak up? I don’t know how to do this. I don’t know how to be proper and diplomatic right now. I don't really know my place. As someone who’s had very little exposure...
I’ve been single for over two years now. Surprisingly I get asked often if I’m dating. But it’s never an innocuous “Are you dating?” It’s always followed by "yet". “Are you dating yet?” As if there is some time limit on...
I’m an outgoing introvert. It sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? According to the Myers-Briggs personality test (seriously if you haven’t taken this free test, do it!), I’m an INFJ (Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging), one of the rarest personality...
Hey, dads! I know, I know. It's not Cedar Rapids Dads, but hear me out. It’s Valentine’s Day today. You might not have gotten anything for your wife or significant other yet, but no big deal. You’ll pick up something before...
Okay, full disclosure. This title is not completely reliable, as there's no way I can be categorized as 100% sane. After all, I have three small children running around screaming most of the day every day. That being said, my...
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Sometimes we can't see what is right in front of us.  Sometimes, we are so conditioned to what we experience that the alternative seems...odd.  But, something inside us knows that what we are living through isn't normal. I'm talking about...
I was happy. I married the man who I thought was the man of my dreams. We had our perfect little girl and a house, dogs included. We hosted grill-outs and bonfires and took our weekly Sunday trips to...
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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,...