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Embracing the Chaos

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It's 8:22pm on a school night. We just made it home from gymnastics, but of course, the kids were STARVING on the way home so we stopped at the gas station and got some of their finest offerings, and...
You witness the teenager next door sneaking out......what next? Mind your own business? Knock on the door? Send an anonymous tip? That's where I recently found myself. Torn between desperately wanting to stay out of it and feeling morally...
Now that we are back in the swing of school, the debate of whether to pack lunch versus school lunch has become a topic discussed amongst my mom friends. We were all so fortunate to receive free breakfast and...
The last few years have been less than swoon-worthy, for sure. 2020 was a year of uncertainty that felt as if it would never end. A year of debated facts, best choices, and misconceptions. A year forced everyone to live...
School is almost here, and my last baby is heading off to kindergarten. Although she went to preschool, kindergarten feels like a whole new thing for her. This will be her first time at school all day and there will...
I’m writing this the day after carefully inputting all of the dates and times of all of the upcoming Spring and Summer kid activities and events into the Google calendar that I recently had to start using to keep...
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...
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...
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...
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...
 
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