My family of six just moved into a beautiful home last month. We are still adjusting, and while everything is still fresh in my Mama brain I wanted to make a list of tips from what I've learned! Tips for...
It was about two weeks ago that I started freaking out about the impending pandemic summer. Summer break is usually what, ten weeks long? We leave school in June, excited about summer camps, pool days, and lazy nights by the...
Summer is my second favorite season for one reason alone...CAMPING! I've camped in many sorts of campsites; anything from rustic to electric and water at the site to RAGBRAI. It doesn't matter to me. I love it anyway, though...
With all that has changed over the past weeks, one of the biggest changes has been the people, or the lack thereof. As I look around me I am now surrounded by "co-workers" (my family) that are completely new...
The flow of the morning can set the tone for your entire day.  This is especially true on weekday mornings when getting where you need to be, whether it’s work, school or the bus stop, all depends on what...
Parenting is hard. Having to do it in two to three-hour spans after work is even harder. Weeknights are tough. There’s so much to do in the few hours I have at home. Quite frankly, I’m almost always running...
It starts with an innocent request from your child to have a friend come over, and before you know it you have double the expected number of children in your home. Regardless of the time of day, those kids likely...
The laundry will never be done. No one knows where all the lost socks actually go. These are simple truths of mom life. Do you know what else can be simple? Laundry. It may never be done, but it doesn't have to...
As a salesperson in the agricultural industry, travel is a big part of my job. Before children, this was easy. Sure, sometimes I was jet-lagged or road-weary, but overall it worked well for my husband and me. Since having a...
I am currently nursing my fourth baby. A few weeks ago I counted up all of the months I have spent nursing over the last seven years and so far I'm at 24 months. That's two whole years I've...
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Six Ways to Give Back in Cedar Rapids this Holiday Season

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At some point every December, I begin to feel the pull in a million directions. There are so many things to do, presents to...