Rachel Verzani

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Rachel is the wife to an accountant, the mom to a sweetheart, Cadence (Dec. 2004), a sass-a-frass, Liliana (April 2007), a smiley little guy, Drake (May 2012) and a precious baby sister, Sophia (October 2015). She enjoys her days at home taking care of her babies, setting up play dates, being active in her girls' classrooms, blogging, baking and praying. Check her out at myspoonfulofsugar-rv.blogspot.com and desmoinesmomsblog.com.

Entering a New Season: Life with a Toddler

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For my birthday last week, my husband took a few days off to spend time with me. (Insert "aww" here.) On Thursday, the plan was to walk around East Village, have lunch downtown and...

Becoming the Teacher’s Pet

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I currently have two school-aged, and public school attending, children. While some may cringe at that statement, we fully embrace it. We love hearing stories of what they did each day, what they learned,...

My Experience with Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum depression can be a really scary thing. I think it is becoming less scary because people are talking about it. Women are talking about what it felt like for them and how they...

SmileBooks: $6 Summer Mug Sale & Product Review

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SmileBooks offers a large variety of photo books, but did you know they offer the chance to put your face on mugs, home decor, toys and games, clothes, phone cases and much, much more? It...

Enjoying the Iowa State Fair with Littles

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Some of you are probably thinking this post is a joke. "Enjoying" the Iowa State Fair with Littles?? Impossible! Well, I am here to tell you that you CAN conquer, and even enjoy, the...

A Blast From the Past: My Sister’s Favorite Childhood Movies

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We spent the weekend at my parents' and sister's home in Northwest Iowa. My sister is quite the movie fanatic. She loves classics, westerns, science fiction, romantic comedy, action, drama.... You name it, she...

Happy 4th of July 2013: Local Fireworks Displays

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This week we celebrate Independence Day. The 4th of July is usually a family holiday for us: Grilling, snappers, sparklers, the little parachute men, and as soon as the sun goes down, the fireworks...

Why I Love This Age: 12 Months

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My baby boy just turned 1 year old on May 23rd. (Waaaaaa!!!) I cannot believe how quickly 365 days can go by. While I do miss the tiny snuggles, squeaks and squirms, I absolutely...

Massage Heights – Review & Giveaway

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I had the pleasure of enjoying a facial at Massage Heights in Clive earlier this month. I had never had a facial before in my life, but I was excited for something new and...

Thirty-one: Large Utility Tote Sale + A Giveaway

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With each child I have, I become braver, more confident, comfortable and responsible. I recently decided it was time to use those new gifts and start something new. I was ready to do something...