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How to Host a Virtual Baby Shower

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Is it Perimenopause or Am I Going Crazy?!

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15 of Our Favorite Des Moines Coffee Shops

Coffee! Loved by many, an absolute necessity for some. Des Moines is home to countless fantastic, locally-owned coffee shops. From shops using house-roasted coffee...

If You Give a Tween a Phone

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If you give a tween a phone, she’ll eagerly agree to your pre-determined parental restrictions...at first.   When you enforce the bedtime restriction, she’ll beg for...
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“Normal” Childhood Developmental Behaviors

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Des Moines Mom wants to create a safe space for ongoing conversations about mental health. In the past couple of years, it is a...
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Des Moines Consignment Sales this Spring

Kids grow like weeds, weeds that need clothes and stuff. Luckily, Des Moines has myriad consignment events and stores to help fill those closets....
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My Kids Are Becoming Best Friends

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I can vividly remember sitting on the couch one night going through old pictures on my phone of my daughter and bawling my eyes...
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My Farewell to Breastfeeding

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I’m done breastfeeding. After 27 months of not having any reason to stop breastfeeding, I decided I didn’t need a reason. I just wanted to.   This...
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Hitting the Pandemic Wall

The past month, I have seen multiple articles from psychologists and mental health experts explaining that we have hit a pandemic wall. Paired with...

Road Trip to Dubuque, Iowa

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Did you know that Dubuque, Iowa, is the oldest city in Iowa? Dubuque is also home to the world's shortest and steepest elevator. Did you know...

What to do in Des Moines in March 2021

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The birds are chirping and spring is just around the corner. Sigh… We are all ready to get outside and have some fun! From...

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Intentional Time With Our Kids – A Kid’s Date Jar!

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Kids Date—now this is a trend I can get on board with! I love my kiddos and date nights. So why not put them...

Road Trip to Dubuque, Iowa

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Did you know that Dubuque, Iowa, is the oldest city in Iowa? Dubuque is also home to the world's shortest and steepest elevator. Did you know...

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