Hello, my name is Mary and I am a skater mom. My 11-year-old daughter has been skateboarding for over a year now and I must admit this has become one of my favorite hobbies of hers. It has been...
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Our daughter is a planner. She likes occasions. In her five years of life, she’s planned an untold number of events - real and imagined - to celebrate. The pandemic has only enhanced her planning. She’s refused to be restricted...
New parents stress about lots of things, including how to feed their baby. From breastmilk and formula to baby food basics, Blank Children’s Hospital has got you covered! Breastfeeding and Pumping Many new moms choose to breastfeed their babies. Although it...
If you give a tween a phone, she’ll eagerly agree to your pre-determined parental restrictions...at first.   When you enforce the bedtime restriction, she’ll beg for “a few more minutes” before surrendering her phone for the evening.   When you return her the...
I can vividly remember sitting on the couch one night going through old pictures on my phone of my daughter and bawling my eyes out. I was 7 months pregnant with her little brother and I was terrified. How was...
I’m done breastfeeding. After 27 months of not having any reason to stop breastfeeding, I decided I didn’t need a reason. I just wanted to.   This marks the first time in eight and a half years that I’m not pregnant or...
My daughter just celebrated her 7th birthday. When we started talking gifts, we revisited the idea of getting her ears pierced. She’d been talking about it for years, but always with apprehension. I knew she wanted to get them...
I was prepared. I had read the blogs and followed the Pinterest boards. I was going to potty train my 2.5-year-old in a weekend. I had everything ready; the miniature potty, the potty seat, the pull-ups, training underwear, rewards, and...
. Even though parenting little ones seemed difficult at the time, I have come to realize that was the easiest parenting stage for me. I was totally in my element when my kids were young. Sure, it seemed like...

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Des Moines Mom recognizes that moms wear a lot of hats. You are a mom, wife, friend, diaper changer, nose wiper, meal planner, lost...

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