Katie Nyberg

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Wes, and we have two energetic elementary aged boys. We love to explore Des Moines, travel around the country, and do anything sports related together! I own my own birth & postpartum doula business, The Iowa Baby Lady, and love serving mothers in our area as they grow, birth, and mother their babies with confidence!

What to Expect from a Doula at Your Birth

Did you know… All studies done on doula support show favorable outcomes for both mothers and babies? No adverse side effects have ever been found!  Doulas help mothers AND babies? Mothers who use doulas...
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Raising a Sensitive Child

“He just needs to toughen up.” “Big kids don’t cry.” Before I understood what it meant to be a sensitive child, I assumed my job as mom was to “toughen him up”. I would listen to...
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How to Start Geocaching

I started geocaching with my kids when they were really young. We love learning how to find hidden treasures in our own city! It isn’t hard to get started, but knowing the basics for...
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11 Summer Essentials for Moms

It’s summer and that means my kids are ready to sleep in, relax at home, and help around the house any chance they get. Just kidding! We are still on the go with summer sports,...
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3 Common Car Seat Mistakes You Can Fix Today

When was the last time you looked over your car seat manual or car owner’s manual for car seat mistakes? As a new mom, I remember “guessing” at how I was supposed to install...
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Ways to Celebrate the Last Day of School with Your Kids

Does your family celebrate the last day of school? We love to celebrate lots of different events throughout the year in our house. We have had birthday parties for our dogs, birthday parties for our...
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Hiking With Kids in Central Iowa

One our favorite family activities is hiking on a nice day. We started hiking as a family in Colorado when our boys were babies and haven’t stopped. If you are looking for a leisurely stroll...

Home Organizing Projects Inspired by The Home Edit Ladies

One of the best parts of 2020 was discovering the home organization show on Netflix, Get Organized With The Home Edit. I've shared before my love of Marie Kondo and now I wanted to...

Road Trip to Dubuque, Iowa

Did you know that Dubuque, Iowa, is the oldest city in Iowa? Dubuque is also home to the world's shortest and steepest elevator. Did you know the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium is a great...
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Where to Go Sledding in Des Moines Area

I'm currently sitting at my desk during a blizzard warning with kids begging to go sledding. They are specifically requesting a really big hill. While I may not know the biggest sledding hill in...