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Spring & Easter 2021 Guide

Spring & Easter 2021 Guide

Nice weather, flowers, bunny, chocolate, egg hunts and spring cleaning are just some of the things that come with Spring! The Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Moms Spring & Easter 2021 Guide is here to help you with a list of fun activities for the whole family! Plus, we want to put a spotlight on a few Local Businesses offering Easter goodies and deals, fun activities for kids and general services. Check it out!

Weekend Events Round Up

Weekend Events Round Up

Happy weekend! Easter is just around the corner and there are several fun events happening this weekend, including egg hunts! Check the list below and enjoy!

Gardening With Kids

Gardening With Kids

Spring is finally here, and we couldn’t be happier to be shaking off the winter doldrums and getting outside again. Since we’re planning on still spending more time at home this spring and summer, gardening is at the top of our list. We found a fantastic new book, Gardening for Kids: Learn, Grown and Get Messy with Fun STEAM Projects, which has a ton of ways to get your kids into the dirt this season. Check it out!

Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Gov. Reynolds on Wednesday, March 17, announced all Iowans will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination starting on April 5, as long as the state’s vaccine dose allocation from the federal government increases as expected. Johnson and Linn Counties are working with local, county, state, and federal partners to keep our community informed about COVID-19. Learn More.

Rainbow Cheesecake

Rainbow Cheesecake

Check out this colorful cheesecake for St. Patty’s Day, an alternative to a birthday cake or any time you need to mix up a little cheer. It does need to chill overnight, so grab these ingredients below and click through for the full instructions.

Meet Becky Schmooke

Meet Becky Schmooke

Becky (34) is a local mom of 3, who created a cooking school that goes beyond cooking, where she shares her ideas of mindful living and parenting. Learn more about her mission and how she adjusted to the Covid-19 scenario by teaching online classes that have grown globally.

Yummy Toddler Food Book

Yummy Toddler Food Book

Amy Palanjian, the Iowa-based mom behind Yummy Toddler Food, shares in her new book, Food Play, recipes that even young kids can help with—which is an amazing idea since even the pickiest eaters are more likely to eat what they make!

Weekend Events Round Up

Weekend Events Round Up

Happy weekend! Spring is almost here and we can feel it! The weather is gonna be great this weekend, perfect to enjoy these fun activities happening in Corridor. Check the list below!

Creamy Sweet Potato, Corn, and Kale Chowder

Creamy Sweet Potato, Corn, and Kale Chowder

This comforting, veggie-filled soup comes together quickly, in about a half hour. Plus, it uses long lasting root vegetables (sweet potatoes and carrots) and some frozen corn, making it a perfect end of week, pre-grocery shop meal. Try it out!

How Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Change Visits with Grandparents?

How Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Change Visits with Grandparents?

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out nationwide,  we’re starting to wonder what this means for our families and routines. How will the vaccines change visits with grandparents, who have been prioritized for immunization? And is spring break/summer travel now on the radar? We asked Stephanie Leeds, MD, Yale Medicine pediatric asthma and immunology specialist in Norwalk, Connecticut, some of our most pressing questions.

Weekend Events Round Up

Weekend Events Round Up

Happy weekend! Let’s take advantage of the warmer weather this weekend and enjoy it the best way we can! See the full list of events below.

Meet Blessing Adesiyan of Mother Honestly

Meet Blessing Adesiyan of Mother Honestly

Blessing Adesiyan is the inspiring Founder & CEO of Mother Honestly, a global community for the modern mother. Blessing was born and raised in Nigeria, and lived all over the U.S. since moving here for college, and considers herself a global citizen. Read more about this badass entrepreneur mama!

Cod & Potatoes Au Gratin

Cod & Potatoes Au Gratin

This delicious recipe for cod & potatoes au gratin comes from my dear friend and amazing Chef, Joelma Celestrini. Its a simple and easy to make dish, with the healthy dose of cheese and heavy cream, making it the ultimate comfort food!

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