Eva Morales

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Eva lives in WDSM with her husband, Zack, and daughter, Kate (2019). She is a prosecutor with the Polk County Attorney's Office where she handles primarily child welfare cases. Outside of work, Eva enjoys recreating Pinterest recipes that are beyond her level of expertise, trying to find the perfect skincare routine, and buying way more on Amazon than she needs to. Eva shares openly about her experiences involving Zack's deployment, her high-risk pregnancy, Kate's NICU stay, and just about anything else you might care to ask about. She's a big fan of podcasts, personality tests, the Shark VacMop, and ordering her coffee "kid temp" at Starbucks. Connect with her on Instagram @evaateresaa
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Apologizing to Your Child: Why and How

Welcoming baby number two to our family has been an adjustment and no one has felt it more than our 3-year-old. This has manifested in an uptick of tantrums and overall boundary pushing that...
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5 Latin American New Year’s Traditions to Try With Your Kids

Traditions, rituals, and superstitions are my favorite part of New Year's. Perhaps you watch the ball drop, share a midnight kiss, or eat pork and sauerkraut. My traditions are rooted in Latin American culture...
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When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work … Again

I’m in the newborn season where life happens in two-hour intervals. Short stints of life occurring in between an around-the-clock cycle of feeds, diaper changes, pump, repeat. Despite the diligence of adhering to that...
day of the dead

How to Make a Day of the Dead Altar with Your Kids

For many, this time of year evokes images of pumpkins, ghosts, witches, and goblins - all things traditional when you think of Halloween. But there's a different kind of tradition that exists this time...
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September is NICU Awareness Month

September is a special time of the year because it's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Awareness Month. My daughter Kate’s early arrival at 33 weeks resulted in a 3-week NICU stay at Blank Children’s...
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10 Parenting Podcasts Worth Checking Out

If you're like me and you just don't have the capacity for books these days, then you know podcasts are a game-changer. They're so accessible and such an easy way to consume information while...
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Why Foster Care Matters

There are almost half a million children in foster care across the United States and more than 7,000 of those children are in Iowa. Children in the foster care system need love and support...
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After a Traumatic Pregnancy: Another Baby?

I had a very idealistic view of how my pregnancy would go: prepping the nursery, bump pictures, childbirth classes, etc. Everything as expected for 40 weeks and in the spring we would welcome home...
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Real Moms, Real Confessions

That feeling when you open up about a real parenting moment you’ve experienced and you get a “same” or “me too” in response from another parent … isn’t that an awesome feeling? They say misery...
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5 Reasons to Teach Your Child Anatomically Correct Body Terms

Content warning: the following article discusses child sexual abuse, which some readers may find harmful or disturbing. Before my daughter was born, I told myself I wouldn’t use baby talk or cutesy nicknames. Kind of...