Among your duties as a mom making meals, arranging play dates, and generally caring for the health of your family (and in a pandemic), you may forget to take time for yourself. It’s time to reward yourself for getting...
I feel hungover and it isn’t from too many margaritas. In March 2020, we were on our way home from the Wisconsin Dells and passed a pickup full of toilet paper and water. Things were getting real. The following months were...
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A Defense of Messy Mom

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Our kids were completing their chore list the other day, whining while they worked, and the 6-year-old called me out for my untidy side of the bedroom. How could I expect them to maintain room cleanliness when my own...

The Comparison Game

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Whether you have one kid or three, the comparison game will undoubtedly hit you at some point. It’s incredibly hard not to compare your child to other kids, especially between your own children. I have three young kids (5,...
We all made it to another year! Go us! I don’t know about anyone else but the end of 2021 into the beginning of 2022 were ROUGH! Between illness, holiday stress, and other random life happenings- I was not...
You took the birthing classes, read all the books, and tirelessly researched all the must-have gizmos and gadgets to make the transition a seamless one. As you counted down the days until the arrival of your new addition, you...
12:01am 01.01.2022 I made it. By some miracle, I made it. Survival was my mantra for the past few months. I did it. And if I accomplish nothing else, that will be enough. I sat down last week and plugged in my Instagram...
Throughout my entire pregnancy, I planned to breastfeed my twins. I breastfed my first and it was truly the greatest bonding experience. I began reading many blogs about tandem feeding, while it was very intimidating, I knew I wanted...
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Meet Nicole Fergesen

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I feel like mom friends are the best friends, right? The ones where your children can be shoving a cheerio in your nose while you are changing a diaper and carrying on a conversation like it was completely normal....
Every year I think I am going to slow down and simplify. I have even purchased Emily Ley's book about simplifying my life. I did, in fact, read it - but I still feel like a chicken with my...

In + Around Des Moines

Iowa Cubs: Cubbie’s Kids Club

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  After a harsh and long winter, summer is finally here! The Des Moines community is a fun place to be, with new and exciting...
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