Anissa Bourgeacq

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Anissa moved to Johnston in 2016 after living in Iowa City for more than 20 years. She has two girls, Faith (16) and Fiona (10). She and her husband, Patrick, have been married for 21 years. Anissa is a registered dietitian and works for Sanford Health. For fun she loves to clean, organize, read, and binge watch Netflix. Her vices include watching the “Real Housewives” franchises and doughnuts!
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One is the Loneliest Number. Or is it?

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I have a confession. This is hard for me to say, but I’m just going to say it. I don’t want to be around you. Please don’t be offended. It’s not you, it’s me. I just...
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It’s the End of My Meds as I Know It (And I Feel Fine)

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I was on antidepressants for almost a decade. I started taking them after the birth of my second daughter. I suffered from postpartum depression. I identified what I was experiencing as postpartum depression because I had...
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We Love Johnston: A Guide to Des Moines Neighborhoods

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Johnston is a growing community located on the north side of the Des Moines metro. It has more than a dozen parks and miles of trails.
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The Sandwich Generation: Balancing Kids and Aging Parents

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Some say you truly become an adult when you bring a baby into your home. I say you truly become an adult when you bring an aging parent into your home. “The Sandwich Generation,” they...
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Perimenopause: Riding the Hormonal Roller Coaster

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Let me set the scene. It is a late Tuesday night. You just got the kids to bed…finally. You settle in to watch your recorded episode of “This is Us.” You start tearing up...

Meet Anissa

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Greetings! I am so honored to be a contributing writer for Des Moines Moms Blog. Having moved to the Des Moines area in 2016 from Iowa City, I’ve fallen in love with this area. It...