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...
As we close out 2021 and plan for the future of Des Moines Mom, we want to find out more about you, our readers! Our goal is to bring Des Moines moms the best resources, events, guides, giveaways, and information...
I love, love, love all holidays. It’s so fun to decorate and do all the fun activities associated with each holiday. But Christmas. Whew. My absolute, hands-down favorite holiday. It’s ALWAYS been my favorite holiday. I just love everything about...
Growing up, my father was an active duty Air Force pilot. My family moved every 2 to 3 years and it was a grand adventure. I loved to visit my dad at work and learn about the places we visited.  When...

In + Around Des Moines

Close out your summer with an EPIC adventure!

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The school year is around the corner, but there’s still time for you and the kiddos to get a few more memory-making experiences! Downtown...
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