We have all had babies or know of someone that has had a baby. Those first few weeks can be tiresome, overwhelming, confusing and even painful. I know how that feels, and I also know how it feels to...
Spring is a season of sentimentality for me. With my firstborn’s and my own birthdays in March, and Mother’s Day, the twins’ birthday, and the closing of another school year in May, spring always gives me plenty of special...
I know recovering after childbirth is different for everyone, but I thought it would be fun to share some of my experience. So, here it is. The Good: *This seems self-explanatory. A sweet, innocent babe in your arms... how much better...
PRENATAL DANCE is the first prenatal dance workout of its kind created by professional dancer/instructor/choreographer Menina Fortunato. This comprehensive full body dance workout includes a complete warm-up with toning exercises and stretches focusing on arms, core, hips, butt and legs. The...
As you are reading this I'm probably running around like crazy getting things ready for Charlie's 1st Birthday Party on Saturday. Where does the time go? I feel like I was just in the hospital cuddling with my newborn,...
Seven years ago, on March 13, 2006, my husband and I welcomed our firstborn son Abel into the world -- but not the way I had hoped to.... From the time I learned of the life growing inside me until...
I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was 5am, my hands were shaking uncontrollably, and silence filled our tiny, one bedroom apartment.  Fear, Joy, uncertainty and other weird mixtures of emotions were consuming me.  I took a deep...
Last month I wrote about ways to help moms who are hurting by being there and keeping it simple. Today, I’m continuing the series with more thoughts on how to help. Give Generously Raising any child is expensive, but when a...
Today's Giveaway is from Crystal Newcomb Creative Studios. Awesome. Affordable. Artistic. And absolutely the perfect solution for those Spring portraits you need to start thinking about. About Crystal "I have been taking photos my entire life, professionally about 6 years. I do all kinds...

Count the Kicks

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On  August 1, 2009 a 7lb 6oz baby boy made his grand entrance into this world, surprising his parents by arriving 2 weeks early. His birth and delivery was uneventful and much easier than his first time mother expected....

In + Around Des Moines

Where to Donate Items in Des Moines

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Do you do a monthly purge? Or have you recently decided you just need to get rid of some clutter? Donations are always needed...