Kristin Schaaf

Kristin is a blessed wife to her husband David and first-time momma to her daughter Hannah, embracing the ups and downs of motherhood and the joys and challenges each day brings. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, writing, baking, and being involved in her church. Kristin shares her heart and experiences as a mother through letters to her daughter on her blog, Dear Baby with Love.
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On Being a Girl Mom

I never imagined myself being a mom to a little girl, let alone two. Even though I grew up with an older sister, I always envisioned myself being a mom to boys. Not because...
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5 Things No One Tells You About Breastfeeding

Even before I had children, I always knew I wanted to try breastfeeding. There were many factors that went into that decision, but the most pertinent to me was that it seemed the most natural...
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5 Things I Do Every Day

I feel like I've been sounding like a broken record lately, but mommas, I'm exhausted. If I could only use one word to describe how I feel right now during this stage of parenting...
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Divided Attention: Parenting Multiple Children

I am three months into this parenting two children thing. Not going to lie, this is no joke. It is not for the faint of heart. My oldest is three and was relatively self-sufficient when our...
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Do you have a good baby?

There is nothing sweeter than snuggling a newborn baby. I recently became momma to my second baby girl, and I couldn’t be more in love. She loves her binky, her big sister, and of course,...

The Mom I Am Not

Moms, I have a secret. It took me a long time to discover this, but once I did, I realized it was the key to my confidence in myself as a mom. It reminds me...
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20 Strong and Handsome Baby Names for a Boy

Last month I shared some beautiful baby girl names that you shared with me, and it inspired me to come up with my own list of strong and handsome baby boy names that may...
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20 Beautiful Baby Names for a Girl

Let’s be honest: who hasn’t had a baby name list for the better part of a decade before having children? I love looking at baby name lists, learning meanings, and daydreaming about names for my...
The Biggest Parenting Mistake I Refuse to Make | Des Moines Moms Blog

The Biggest Parenting Mistake I Refuse to Make

Regret. It feels like such a dirty word. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes in my life. A few I regret. Some, while they were not smart, I know have shaped me and made me...
When Parenting Feels Lonely | Des Moines Moms Blog

When Parenting Feels Lonely

I have a wonderful, hardworking husband. A sweet, caring, and beautiful little toddler girl. A baby on the way. Kindhearted, generous friends. Supportive and friendly co-workers. And yet. It can be so easy to feel alone sometimes. I can’t use...