This post contains affiliate links, Cedar Rapids Moms may earn a percentage if you make purchases using the links below.  Easter is different with tweens. Let's face it, EVERYTHING is starting feel different with tweens. Tweens are defined as children ages...
When people hear the words “autism” – the 1988 movie Rain Man starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise usually comes to mind. In my house – it’s as common as hearing “soccer practice” and “ballet lessons”. Why? My husband...
Years ago, all my friends enrolled their three-year-olds in full-day preschool. Not because they were working and needed it for child care. No, it was to make sure they were getting a head start in their education.  I couldn't imagine...
Disclosure: We are frequently asked about where to find the best summer camp in Cedar Rapids and understand that sorting through all the choices can be time-consuming. We are thrilled to provide this one-stop guide to Cedar Rapids youth camps,...
This summer I had to make the very hard choice to send my kids to school after being homeschooled basically their whole lives. I love homeschooling my kids. It was health issues that caused us to make the decision to...
I have worked professionally with little kids and babies for most of my career. I have lots of nieces and nephew. When I was a teenager, I babysat. I help in the church nursery, and I have two older...
Disclosure: We are frequently asked about where to find the best pediatric care centers in Cedar Rapids and understand that sorting through all the choices can be time-consuming. We are thrilled to provide this one-stop guide to Cedar Rapids child...
Parenting Big Kids: A New Reality My kids are currently 11 (nearly 12!), 9, and 6 (likely 7 by the time this post comes out!) and I’m finding that this season of parenting big kids couldn’t possibly be further from...
As a mom of a toddler and preschooler, I find my mind circling back to this line from Darius Rucker's song often. Taking care of littles is so much work.  They depend on us for everything yet want to show...
I’m way past What to Expect When You’re Expecting. My kids are in late elementary and early intermediate school, but I still have LOTS of questions. Thankfully, I have avid readers in my friend circle and their recommendations are fantastic.  Here...
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Sun’s Out- Fun’s Out ! Summer Bucket List ideas for Your...

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Summer is in full swing here, there, and everywhere! Pools are (mostly) open, camps are in full swing, playgrounds and parks are full of laughter...