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When life gives you snow, go sledding. We set a goal of visiting every public sledding hill in the area – and I’m proud to say, that after 8 weeks, 7 sledding hills, 4 gallons of hot chocolate, and 3...
Hawkeye Football is about to wrap up, and basketball and wrestling are just getting going for their seasons. The events look so fun, and Hawkeye team(s) are doing well, and you may be curious about taking your kiddos. I’ve been...
Time for new family photos! Whether you need to update your photo wall with summery shots of sunflowers & wild flowers, or going for a more modern, metro vibe with just you and your partner, we've picked out 15...
Easter is a month away! I always like to come up with a theme for each kids' basket every year - this it's beach-themed as we're vacationing in August. Each basket will have sunglasses, flip-flops, a new swimsuit, chalk,...
Your 3-Day Staycation in Cedar Rapids "Are you going on any trips this year?" I've been repeatedly asked by friends, family members, and even strangers waiting at the car wash with me. Instead of a big trip, do a 3-Day...
On October 6, millions of Americans celebrate their German roots for German-American Heritage Day. This holiday remembers German heritage in North America and the founding of Germantown, PA in 1683. Here in Iowa, the Amana Colonies, just off of I-80...
What Time is it? It's Time to Bowl! This month boasts National Bowling Day this weekend on August 13th. Why not learn a few fun facts about the history of bowling before heading out to one of the four local...
Just a short drive north of Cedar Rapids in Central City, is one of our favorite summer places to visit. Pinicon Ridge Park has it all - a playground, animals, water activities, fishing, hiking, and camping. The park is...
Climbing a hill that hold 6 million tons of the town's garbage may not sound super appealing at first, but trust me. It is definitely a fun, family experience. Mount Trashmore is located downtown Cedar Rapids and has great...
One of my favorite parts about growing up in a small town was looking forward to the summer fun celebrations at different Iowa town festivals. Growing up in Atkins, I looked forward to Watermelon Days every year. I now love...
 
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