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Des Moines Mom is passionate about connecting Moms (and others) in Des Moines and its surrounding cities. We are a central place to find fun information, resources, local happenings and more! If you are interested in becoming a guest blogger with Des Moines Mom please send us an email at [email protected] for more information.
black history

What Black History Month Means to Me

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To me, Black history month is a month of recognizing and remembering important activist, advocates, inventors, change-makers, and warriors who stood up for justice, human rights, equality, fairness, desegregation, and freedom for African Americans. My...

Our Journey with PANDAS

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I always bragged about my daughter, my third child, being my “angel baby”.  Marin was the easiest and most content. She rarely cried and never threw a fit; she rolled with the punches, ate...
unschooling

One Family’s Unschooling Journey

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A year ago I would never have imagined I’d be unschooling my three children. I was content with the public school system and the accredited preschool my children attended. I was looking forward to...
dyslexia

Our Journey With Dyslexia

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The word dyslexia is highly misunderstood. People are afraid, or ashamed, to say it but my son, my love, is dyslexic.  This is supposed to be an inspiring article. But the truth is, our journey...

Why Ethical Adoption Matters

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Adoption is a wonderful thing, but carries the weight of grief and trauma as well. November is National Adoption Month, and I’ve been reflecting a lot on what it means to be an adoptive...

4 Steps to Enjoy Food and Respect Your Body

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If you were born with a uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, this post is for you. As women, we live in a weight-obsessed culture. This is evidenced through the conversations we hear at work,...

10 Ways to Save for an Adoption

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When my husband and I first talked about adopting in 2014, the financial obligation made us stop in our tracks.  We literally shelved the idea for another 4 years before reconvening and saying yes....
triplets

Becoming a Mom of Triplets During a Pandemic

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I am a first-time mama and I have triplets—two girls and one boy. Raising my triplets during a pandemic, racial unrest, and the 2020 Presidential election has been challenging!  I gave birth via cesarean on...
raising black children

Raising Black Children in Iowa

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As a child growing up on the East side of Des Moines, I was surrounded by family and friends who looked like me, talked like me, and were truly able to relate to me....
pregnant during a pandemic

Pregnant During a Pandemic

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After years of infertility, welcoming our first son through adoption, and our second by IVF, the last thing I expected last December was a positive pregnancy test. After zero medical interventions. We were shocked...