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I have been home with these girls for the first years of their young lives. I knew this moment would come; walking through those big brown doors, reality rushed in. Suddenly, our babies are four years old, and it...
Raising monarch butterflies is a fun, easy, and educational experience that you can easily do with kids in the summer! You can give your kids the opportunity to witness the lifecycle of a butterfly in real life , which...
Have you ever heard the term "offseason"? It’s usually a reference to athletics: the part of the year where your sport isn’t in session. You don't HAVE to practice, but when the new season begins, it’ll be obvious who...
If you’ve grown up in Cedar Rapids, you know that our city has strong Catholic roots. This is evident by the number of fish fry’s from Ash Wednesday to Easter. There are also the Friday Lent specials at restaurants...
My daughter doesn’t like to read. There. I said it.  It feels shameful, like we did something wrong when we tried so hard to do it all right. Her dad and I read to my pregnant belly each night. We read...
When my daughter took off reading, she became obsessed with reading those cute little beginner chapter books. Then she got stuck, only reading the same series over and over. Starting a book club for kids seemed like the answer for...
Tomorrow is Election Day. This year is an “off-cycle” year, meaning you aren’t electing a president, senators, or candidates for any other “major” office. However, the votes you cast tomorrow are even more important, because your vote affects your...
June is Pride Month. These days, it’s hard not to be personally connected to the LGBTQ+ community, either directly or indirectly. The community is far-reaching and a part of mainstream society in 2021. And not just in the news. Whether it’s...
My kids and I used to love trips to the library where they could browse the shelves and bring home our book bin brimming with new titles to enjoy. Despite our library network’s amazing response, COVID and the derecho...
Whether you are homeschooling or have to be home due to quarantine or illness, these seven virtual field trips will help your kids feel like they can explore the world, even though they're stuck at home! I don’t feel like...
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