Leslie Dunbar

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I am married to my wonderful husband, Alex. Together we have a daredevil son, Sam (February 2013), and our sweet but dramatic daughter, Charlotte (May 2015). When I am not wrangling my kiddos, I am a high school English teacher, Netflix addict, and coffee lover.

Top 10 TV Shows to Watch This Fall

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Fall is a great time to make a big pot of soup and snuggle in with some good TV. Television shows have really upped their game recently. Now people are watching (and streaming) more...
Top 10 Worst Things All Parents Deal With | Des Moines Moms Blog

Top 10 Worst Things All Parents Deal With

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We all love our kids. We love them so much that even though we have to endure all of these things, we still scoop them up and love on them any chance we get....
A Letter to My Gray Hair on My 35th Birthday | Des Moines Moms Blog

A Letter to My Gray Hair on My 35th Birthday

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Dear Gray Hair, Hey. I see you. You’re not very good at hiding. As you know, my 35th birthday is this month. I know what you’re thinking: there is no way you are 35; you...

Why I Hate Co-Sleeping

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Okay, I have to admit it. I think I made a parenting mistake. A big one. It all started a year ago when I came home with our second child that I had via C-section....
The Full-of-Rage-Mommy Chronicles: My Battle with PPD | Des Moines Moms Blog

The Full-of-Rage-Mommy Chronicles: My Battle with PPD

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For me, my journey through mental illness is not one that just started after childbirth. I was first diagnosed with depression at the age of 19. I dealt a lot with struggling to get...
The Reluctant Mother to a Daughter | Des Moines Moms Blog

The Reluctant Mother to a Daughter

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This post is part 4 of 7 in the series Sugar and Spice & Everything Daughters. First off, let me clarify. I love my daughter. And I love being a mother to a girl. But...
Why I Preferred My C-Section | Des Monies Moms Blog

Why I Preferred My C-Section

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At 30 weeks with my second child I was terrified when they told me the baby was breech. What does that mean? What happens next? They told that they would check again at 36 weeks...
True Parent Confessions | Des Moines Moms Blog

True Parent Confessions

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We all have our dirty little parent secrets. Kara just shared her mom confessions last month. This time it was a free for all. All names and identifying characteristics have been hidden. These are...
5 Things I've Learned from Teenagers | Des Moines Moms Blog

5 Things I’ve Learned from Teenagers

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I am in my fifth year as a high school English and Journalism teacher. A lot of the time when I tell people what I do, they say, “Wow, how can you deal with...
You Are Good Enough | Des Moines Moms Blog

You Are Good Enough

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There are times when I question myself. I question my ability to parent, to teach, to be a good wife and a good daughter. Sometimes I see friends on social media who are doing...