It’s not every day I get ready in the morning and think, “I look good.” It may be more accurate to say this never happens.  A few days ago I got ready using some new makeup. I was wearing a...
Pregnancy is a natural process that the human body is exquisitely designed to perform. But sometimes abnormalities are discovered that may require a maternal-fetal medicine provider to help better understand the condition. Whether spotted during an ultrasound or on...
It was the Fourth of July 2018. My family and I spent the holiday evening at my cousin's house. We grilled brats and portobellos, watched our kids run through the yard, and engaged in lively conversation. My cousin’s husband Andy...
When it comes to weight loss fiber is KING helping you drop pounds while actually eating and feeling satisfied. Who knew you could eat lots of food and still lose weight!? To get the most out of all the...
Families can beat burdensome insurance costs and medical expenses with Hawki. The Duncan family was in a tight bind. The father, Andre, was the sole provider for the family of three and was offered health insurance through his employer. However,...
What is the Pelvic Floor? The pelvic floor is a set of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue in the lowest part of the pelvis that provides support for a woman’s internal organs. The pelvic floor muscles serve as support muscles...
Some women who receive the COVID-19 vaccine develop swollen lymph nodes under the arm they received their vaccine injection. This is the normal immune reaction to a vaccine. These swollen lymph nodes usually return to normal on their own...
I started seeing a chiropractor/natural health doctor in the fall of 2020. She set me up with supplements and ultimately my goal was to get my body cleansed of so many elements that over the year had worn down...
As I rounded the final corner of the track, which had to have been at least 10 miles long based on my lungs and side cramp, I finally saw the finish line. Everyone else finished the race long before...
May is Mental Health Awareness month. While I believe we should celebrate it EVERY month, this month is special because it raises awareness to help reduce the stigma of mental health struggles. And in case you didn't know, here...

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Jenn O’Neal: PepperHarrow Farm

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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...

Amy Hilmes, Happy DSM