I don’t know how to write this post, but I know I can’t ignore the racial issues we are currently facing. I am a middle class, privileged, white mom, living in a predominantly white city. However, that doesn’t mean my...
Five years ago, my family experienced a sudden, life-altering event. I was not afforded much time to process the trauma I was experiencing. I had to keep going and show up where I was needed. It was hard work...
I have always been an Amazon Prime fan, but during this time of social distancing, I have been even more grateful to have that lovely service to deliver things to my door! Here are some things I've purchased since we...
Hold the test pointing down, place the absorbent strip in a stream of urine for 5 seconds, recap the test, and wait for the longest three minutes OF. YOUR. LIFE. Pacing the bathroom, clearly ignoring the portion that states “don’t...
I miss my kids' teachers. A few days ago I had to take my children to their respective schools to pick up their personal belongings because school is closed for the rest of the year. I cried all the way...
Mother's Day (Sunday, May 10) is going to look a heck of a lot different for everyone this year. We may not be out at brunches or parks this year. We very well may still be "social distancing." Gifts may...
Moms have been working double-time lately—with an extra dose of anxiety! Some moms are juggling their full-time careers from home while also keeping their kids busy at home. Others are on the front lines of the pandemic, working in healthcare...
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Mom Uniform

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I walked down the stairs the other day and was met by my 6-year-old who excitedly proclaimed “Oh mom, you actually look really pretty today. I like your makeup and your curled hair.” That was the second day that week...
During this extreme time of uncertainty and unchartered territory, I’m sure I’m not the only one whose overall worry and anxiety about the state of our country has increased. As moms especially, it's easy to focus all our energy...
Imagine shaving your legs, enjoying a nice hot shower, doing your hair and makeup, and getting ready in PEACE. No interruption or anxiety that your baby (or in my case, babies) will wake or need you. At 6 months postpartum,...

In + Around Des Moines

Taste of Summer in Des Moines :: Local Discounts + a...

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Celebrate the taste of summer in Des Moines and support local businesses! Summer and life, in general, look a little different this year, but before...