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This past New Year’s Eve, I scribbled my resolution out on a piece of scrap paper: “Love you harder and kiss you more often.” After reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to the approaching one, it just made sense....
Here at Cedar Rapids Moms, we support one another during the ups and down of motherhood and parenting. Like all things in life – it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes it can be dark, ugly, behind closed doors and...
Our wedding festivities were cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Nonetheless, we chose to still get married on our original date, and had the absolute best day of our lives with thirty of our closest family members and...
In a world where you can be anything, be kind. This phrase is one I’m sure we’ve all heard often, maybe even seen it on a poster in a school or social media post. Recently it has hit home with...
Making mom friends as an adult is difficult enough. Making friends and being new to Cedar Rapids, a new-mom, and working from home during a pandemic? Ha. Pretty much impossible. When I first saw an ad for the app...
My guy has had my heart for most of our lives, my whole heart. Through good times and bad, he is everything when the day ends. Hardworking, best friend, best dad, all-around great guy. We met in 1993, and I...
For some who mother, Mother’s Day is filled with flowers, cards, gifts and sometimes, pampering from their children. They may bring you breakfast in bed or try to let you “sleep in” past 8 am. You may get a...
 Valentine's Day is soon approaching, and you know what that means. You're about to be inundated with hearts, candy, and pressure to buy the perfect gift and plan the perfect date night for your special someone. I'm not big on...
When your co-parent gets a new partner - it can often be met with huge challenges for your child and for you: meeting them, learning their personality, adjusting to their parenting style, and (if they have kids of their...
  While out to eat with my kids a few months ago, a male server tripped over a chair and dropped some plates. My heart began to race, and I was short of breath. I was waiting for the blame....
 
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