Back to School To Dos

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Back-to-school time is one of my favorite times of year. I get nostalgic about the excitement I felt as a girl and even as a college student every fall. Fresh starts. New pens and post-its. The crisp, clean pages...
Three years ago our oldest son turned 10. As our gift to him, my husband and I took him on a trip by himself. No younger sister or brother elbowing him in the car. No compromises on where to...
If I could characterize my 2015 in one word, I’d have to say it was BUSY. And not in one of those cliché “how've you been? oh...busy” kind of ways, but in an unrestful, somewhat stressful kind of way. By...
My oldest is in middle school and is starting to act more like a “big kid”. It’s an interesting time because sometimes he still feels like a young kid and at other times he is telling me that he’s...
We're pretty fond of Crystal Newcomb Creative Studios. She captured our 2013 Mom's Night Out at Jasper Winery. She ensured that our magical Princess birthday parties were forever in our memories. Several of our readers have been fortunate to win one of her giveaways. And she continues...

Raising My Little Boy

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I never really bought into the line, “Boys are so much busier than girls.” I mean, how different could they really be? Well, let's just say the good Lord quickly humbled me when I brought forth my son, Bowen. Of...
We stood together for several minutes, the glow of the night light illuminating the room as we slowly swayed, my baby girl laying her head on my shoulder. I inhaled her perfume of baby shampoo and vaporub, resting my...
Breasts. Every woman has them so we assume that breastfeeding is something that will come easy and naturally to us. Nothing is further from the truth! For many mamas, breastfeeding is a life-changing experience. The majority of moms I know that...
When we first become moms, we tend to document every milestone. A tradition that seems to be quite common. The loved and hated “baby book” allows us to document all the firsts and has become a common baby shower,...
For a long time, I assumed YouTube was just a place for kids to watch unboxing videos or replay Baby Shark over and over. My thoughts on YouTube changed after I spent the night in the hospital with my...

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Des Moines Pediatric Dentist Guide

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The Des Moines Pediatric Dentist Guide is here to help you find the best dentist for your child. All local pediatric dentists compiled in one place.
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