Katie Nyberg

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!
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Parenting Procrastinating Children

I spent my first nine years out of college teaching 5th grade. I regularly assigned projects and assignments with due dates. I would be frustrated when late work as turned in. Fast forward to being...
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Our First Backyard Garden Results

When we bought our house last year, one of the first things I wanted to do was plant a garden. We didn’t get it accomplished last year, but creating a garden was my highest...
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Tips for Taking Older Kids to the Pool and Park

My oldest is in middle school and is starting to act more like a “big kid”. It’s an interesting time because sometimes he still feels like a young kid and at other times he...
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Summer Boredom Busters for Older Kids

If given the opportunity, I think my two boys would spend a majority of their summer in our basement watching YouTube Kids or playing Minecraft.  If I don’t suggest something else for them to do,...
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Kansas City Day Trip

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is taking a day trip to Kansas City. It's an easy drive from Des Moines and there are plenty of things to do to...

LOF-Xpress™: Get Your Oil Changed Without Leaving Your Car

One of the things I routinely put off until the last minute is getting my oil changed. Yes, I know why they are important and I know the dangers of not keeping up on...
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How to Get the Most Money for Your Consignment Clothing

Spring is a great time to clean out your closet and make room for new clothes! This means I make piles of things I did not/will not wear again. I have tried just about every...
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Friendships That Matter

Last month many people celebrated the romantic (and highly commercialized) holiday of Valentine’s Day. However, I noticed another holiday getting a lot of publicity this year as well—Galentine’s Day. This is the holiday where...
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Capsule Kitchens: The Newest Way to Simplify Meal Prep and Save Money

Starting a new year is a time where many people make resolutions and changes to their habits. One of the areas that was really standing out in our family was our budget—specifically our food...
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30 PG Family Friendly Movies

Winter is great time of year to snuggle up with our kids and watch movies. It’s too dark and cold to be outside in the evenings. The holidays are over and our family is...