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!
Consignment tips des moines moms blog

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...
30 (PG) Family Friendly Movies for Family Movie Night Des Moines Moms Blog

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...
Head Lice and Pumpkin Spice: Des Moines Moms Blog

How to Handle Head Lice

It's the most wonderful time of year! I love the smell of fall leaves and pumpkin spice candles/lotions/coffee/everything. I love tall boots, warm sweaters, and mittens for sports games. I love that my kids...
Piano Lessons Des Moines Moms Blog

Our Experience with Piano Lessons (And How to Find a Good Teacher!)

I took piano lessons from Kindergarten through my senior year of high school. The first few years were definitely a struggle—I hated practicing, I didn’t like my teacher, and I thought it was some...
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Tips for Saving (and Recycling!) Your Kids’ School Work

When we moved into our first house, my parents excitedly made plans to come see what my husband and I purchased for our starter home. In addition to bringing a lovely house plant, they...
3 Tips for Visiting the Iowa State Fair with Older Kids Des Moines Moms Blog3 Tips for Visiting the Iowa State Fair with Older Kids Des Moines Moms Blog

3 Tips for Visiting the Iowa State Fair with School Aged Kids

Confession: I love the Iowa State Fair and look forward to it every year! Even with the stinky animals and crazy fair goers. One of the fair traditions I’ve started with my two boys is...
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My Plan for a Simple Summer

Before we had kids, I swore I would never be the “busy” mom running her kids to and from activities. I imagined we would have quiet evenings at home eating healthy dinners and sharing...
Moving is Hard on Everyone, Especially Our Kids Des Moines Moms Blog

Moving is Hard on Everyone, Especially Our Kids

We are moving from Ankeny to the Urbandale-Clive-Waukee area. We’ve lived in our home for 11 years, and it’s the only home our boys have lived in. I was a teacher and my husband was...