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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.
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Count the Kicks and Help Save 7,500 Babies

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Five Des Moines women are on a mission to save 7,500 babies a year in the U.S. It sounds out of reach, doesn't it? Saving 7,500 babies a year is possible. I know because counting...

Virtual School: One Year Later

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Early on in our journey with virtual learning, whenever my daughter said she missed “regular school,” it broke my heart. Then, she stopped saying it. That somehow hurt more. I worried she had forgotten...
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Surviving Breast Cancer During a Pandemic

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You have cancer. These are three words no one wants to hear. I heard them on Thursday, March 26, 2020, right before I was supposed to log on to a Zoom call. I was a healthy,...
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Male Infertility: A Fertile Wife’s Greatest Fear

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When I was approached to write a blog post for Des Moines Mom, I was…perplexed. What could I (a wannabe mom) possibly have to say to a community full of real-life mothers? A community...
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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...
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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...
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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,...