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Overcoming Gender Disappointment: My Story of Having ANOTHER Boy

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When I was pregnant with my first baby, I truly didn't care whether I was having a boy or girl. I knew I wanted...

Advice from a boy mom: your kids are fine

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I'm a boy mom. As someone who hates labels, I've finally accepted this one. All kids test your patience. Boys seem to do it ways that...

Where to Donate Items in Des Moines

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  Has your household felt the influence of Marie Kondo's "Tidying Up?" Are you purging the items that no longer "spark joy" and are now...

I told my son to call 911. He didn’t know how.

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One night after dinner my husband and I handed our smartphones to our kids (ages 8 and 10) and told them to call 9-1-1. They...

5 Indoor Photo Spots in Des Moines

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It’s that time of year when nobody wants to be outside for very long. It’s also a time of year when families and photographers...

Homemade Valentines: Melted Crayon Hearts + Printable!

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  How to make homemade valentine melted heart crayons Every now and again I aspire to be a pinterest mom. It's fleeting and far between, but occasionally...

20 Awesomely Hipster Baby Names for Girls

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I love talking about baby names! Naming our daughter was stressful, but also fun. We're spiritual people, and many people thought our daughter's name would be...

Our Favorite Des Moines Food Trucks

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Have you tried any of Des Moines' food trucks? I was shocked to learn how many food trucks there are in Des Moines and...

My Daughter Nonfatally Drowned Surrounded by Adults

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  On Sunday June 11, we went to our neighborhood pool with several of our neighbors and their kids. The adults stood at the edge...

20 Strong and Handsome Baby Names for a Boy

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Last month I shared some beautiful baby girl names that you shared with me, and it inspired me to come up with my own...