Autumn Cartagena

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Does it involve good conversation? Will it leave people thinking and feeling connected? Is there a chance of diet Coke? Then count me in! I’m a relationship-building, student-advising, psychology-teaching, craft-making, food-experimenting wife to Jensen (July 2007) and mama to Leo and Louie, the two most handsome, dark haired, long-lashed little men I’ve ever met. My current hobbies include finding awesome take-out restaurants, convincing everyone I know that the best party is a THEME party, and adding books to my “to read” shelf on Goodreads.

Things That Go! July 2015 Play Date Recap

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It turns out that a lot of our readers... ...have littles who love things that GO-GO-GO!  ...have kiddos who definitely think a car wash big enough to wash a BUS is the coolest.thing.ever! ...admit to loving frozen treats and being slightly obsessed...
Back-to-School Play Date September 2015

Back-to-School September 2015 Play Date

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:00--Noon Crème Cupcake + Dessert 543 28th Street, Des Moines $5/person <<Buy Tickets Here>> A coffee a day helps mama to play! Or is that a cupcake a day? Or apple? Either way... come join us for a fun...
World Breastfeeding Week: Thank You Notes from a Pump-at-Work Mama

World Breastfeeding Week: Thank You Notes from a Pump-at-Work Mama

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August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week, and the theme for 2015 is Breastfeeding and Work: Let's Make It Work! There is only one time a year when I am willingly ready to resemble a cow....

One Mom’s Experience with Total Family Eye Care

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This post is Sponsored by Total Family Eye Care in Grimes - Your Eye Care Specialists for the Total Family - from infants to grandparents. Hear what local mom, Autumn and her family thought of...
Wine Not Have Some Summer Fun? Family Fun at Iowa Wineries

Wine Not Have Some Summer Fun? Family Fun at Iowa Wineries

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I am a mama who has been either pregnant or breastfeeding since late 2011, and I just recently weaned my baby boy. Is it any wonder that I have wine on the mind?! Not to say...

Every Woman Counts Recap: Encouragement for Moms

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I am a note taker. In meetings, in church, when reading a book. And apparently I can now add luncheons to the list of places you can find me taking copious notes. Back in April, I had...
Ten Items for an Always Ready Summer Fun Bag

Ten Items for an Always Ready Summer Fun Bag

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Many of you probably keep an emergency kit in your car for the winter time because you have an inkling that things come up that you might want to be prepared for. You might...

Hy-Vee Aisles Online: My Top 3 Reasons to Try Curbside Pick-up

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Hy-Vee's mission is to serve its customers by “Making lives easier, healthier, happier.” If you've been on social media for half a second recently, you've probably seen something about their latest efforts to further that...
Becoming a Mom without Your Mom

Becoming a Mom without Your Mom

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In light of recent events, I've been hearing a lot about earthquakes. I learned that geologists have a difficult time predicting the frequency and intensity of aftershocks -- sometimes for years to come. Seriously,...
We All Love a Good Story: Struggling Through Life's Middles

We All Love a Good Story: Struggling Through Life’s Middles

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I love reading with my kids. Right now this involves a few minutes a night with a beloved board book about dinosaurs or dancing barnyard animals. Someday, I hope for them to experience the...