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April Events for Siouxland Kids and Families

*Now updated for April 2023* Every month I bring you the best things to do in Sioux City and Siouxland, from storytimes and crafts to live music and sports, and holidays from silly to serious. This April, you might also be interested in my post on  Easter fun in Siouxland and my guide to city parks in Sioux City !  I hope this event list inspires you to go make some happy memories with your family this month! Sat 4/1 April Fool's Day Siouxland Garden Show at the South Sioux City Riverfront Marriott, all day 9:30am: Spring Thaw 10 mile and 5k hosted by the Missouri River Runners at the South Sioux City Riverfront Marriott 10am: Coffee and Coloring at the Elk Point City Library in Elk Point, SD 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lessons at the Sioux City Art Center, $7, for ages 7+ or for younger artists with an adult helper 10:30am: Easter Egg Hunt at St. Paul Lutheran for kids 12 & under 11am: First Saturday Family Storytime at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library, F

March 24th through 26th Top Siouxland Events!

 I've been making and sharing these graphics on Instagram and Facebook for a while now and people seem to really like this format, so I thought you guys and gals who read my blog might also! So here is the first ever blog edition of the weekend Siouxland family friendly event lists! You can find the full list of local events happening this month and more details on the events happening this weekend here in my Siouxland March events post .  Have a great weekend with your family whatever you choose to do!

Easter fun in Siouxland

*Now updated for Easter 2023* Easter is just around the corner! Easter 2023 will be on Sunday, April 9th, 2023 and Palm Sunday will be on Sunday, April 2nd, 2023. Consider this your headquarters for Siouxland Easter fun for kids. If you know of an egg hunt or other Eastery events happening this March or April in or around Sioux City, please send me an e-mail so I can get them added to the list! Easter Egg Hunts in Sioux City and other Siouxland Communities Saturday 3/25 Egg hunt at the Wayne Public Library in Wayne, NE at 10am Flippin Vintage 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Flippin Vintage store in Sergeant Bluff, IA beginning at 12:45pm Sunday 3/26/23 Egg hunts for kids and adults @ Oto Pub & Grill Egg Hunt, 2pm Saturday 4/1/23 Egg hunt, bounce house, donuts and more, at Morningside Lutheran at 10am Regency Square in South Sioux, 10am St. Paul's Lutheran Easter Egg Hunt 10:30am Primebank Easter Egg Hunt at Cleveland Park in Le Mars at 11am Easter Egg Hunt at the Lewis &a

Rhea Lana's Presents Sioux City's New Kids' Consignment Event!

***UPDATED to include Spring 2023 event details!*** T his post is sponsored by Rhea Lana's of Siouxland  Have you ever seen the meme about it being customary for Midwesterners to explain, upon being complimented on an article of clothing, that they acquired it at a significant discount? Well, it's funny because it's true! Here in Siouxland, we know the value of hand-me-downs and how buying used items can save money and reduce waste. And Rhea Lana's plays into that perfectly! Here's how: What is Rhea Lana's? Rhea Lana is a children's consignment chain known for their high standards and guided by the saying "Moms helping Moms". That means community members can resell their used items there, and then Rhea Lana's pays the person who brought in the items (about 65 % if you label, price, and drop-off your items yourself, or 35% if you use Rhea Lana's VIP service to have your items picked up, labeled, and priced for you!). For shopper

The String Conspiracy by Candace Freilich: Midwest Book Review

Happy Book Birthday Candace!! I love book reviews and do a lot of them, but this one is extra special because the author is dear friend of mine. She is actually my husband's younger cousin, and I feel so lucky that extended-family-by-marriage turned into a friendship! Anyway, this is Candace's debut novel and I'm so excited to tell you all about it!  About the author Candace Freilich is an Omaha, Nebraska-based mom of three. She has a degree in engineering, which really shines in the book's technical elements, and she is also an excellent writer and storyteller. I can't wait to see what else she dreams up for us to read! Her author website is here  or you can follow Candace Freilich on Twitter. The String Conspiracy Cover art used with permission from Candace Freilich The String Conspiracy is a science fiction novel focusing on an engineer named Jo, who ends up entangled in a dangerous international political fiasco spurred by a mysterious organization. There are co

St. Patrick's Day fun for Siouxland Families

*Now updated with 2023 details* When Valentine's Day is over, down come the hearts and up go the shamrocks! If you too love the wearin' of the green, shamrock shakes, leprechauns and rainbows, blarney and shenanigans, you're in the right place. Saint Patrick's Day this year will be on Friday, March 17th, 2023, kicking off a weekend full of Irish fun. There are tons of things to do for St. Patrick's Day in Sioux City and in nearby cities (and cities a wee bit farther away), and here are some of my top picks:

Spring Break Staycation Hacks & Ideas from a Mom of Four

Spring Break is almost here! While exact dates vary, most schools have at least two days off, if not more, sometime in March and/or April. And while vacations to faraway places can be super fun, sometimes that doesn't work for everyone's schedules and/or budgets. And there's nothing wrong with having no budget for spring break, or for having a budget that works for your family and spending it! The good news is that staycations can be super fun and can work into small budgets and large ones, and short time frames and large time frames! Here are my top hacks as a mom of four kids from baby to teen for making a spring break staycation tons of fun! FREE ideas Have a dance party (or several!) Make a Spotify playlist of songs your kids love and dance around together or try mine . if you have tweens or teens, let them show you the cool new moves and laugh together at your attempts. Mine think it's hilarious to watch me dance (I'm really bad at it and have so much fun tryin