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Featured Business Post: Mid-Iowa Doulas

If you ask any mom, no two birth stories are exactly alike. Having a baby and giving birth is an adventure any way you look at it. Whether it’s your first or your fourth, the only thing you can expect is the unexpected. What if there was a way to make labor and delivery a […]

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Quinn’s Cookies: Not Just for Lactating Mamas

If you were lucky enough to attend to our recent BLOOM Event for New & Expecting Moms, you got the chance to taste the area’s newest, most delicious chocolate chip cookies EVER! We were honored to feature cookies from Quinn’s Cookies in Urbandale at our event and believe strongly you should try them, too. Whether you’re a lactating […]

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The Pressure of Raising Girls | Des Moines Moms Blog

The Pressure of Raising Girls

This post is part 2 of 7 in the series Sugar and Spice & Everything Daughters. When we found out we were having a girl (and then another girl), my first thought was, Hallelujah! Bring on the slightly-ugly floral print clothing! After the shopping spree ended and I saw these lovely creatures who are my daughters take […]

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I Didn't Want a Girl | Des Moines Moms Blog

I Didn’t Want a Girl

This post is part 1 of 7 in the series Sugar and Spice & Everything Daughters. I had muddy feet, constantly. I chased rabbits and danced around in the gutter. Sitting still, sipping tea, and brushing Barbie’s hair were never on my agenda. I didn’t play girl very well. All the other girls sold cookies and […]

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Household Tips for the Busy Mom: How and Why to Change Your Air Filter | Des Moines Moms Blog

Household Tips for the Busy Mom: How and Why to Change Your Air Filter

This post is part 2 of 6 in our Home Efficiency Series sponsored by Wyckoff Heating and Cooling. In part 1, we shared “Home Efficiency 101” from Erica, a busy mom of four. In this post we’ll be looking at how to and why it’s essential to change your furnace filter.  Mommy Confession Time I know that I […]

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Market-to-Market: A Different Spin on Girlfriend Bonding!

I think women are always looking for little getaways or ways to connect with their girlfriends! I love a good shopping trip or beach vacation, BUT I also love to BE ACTIVE with friends (and to get involved in local events. There is something about getting your “blood pumping” together that is particularly bonding! So, […]

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Featured Business Post: DoctorsNow

This featured business post is brought to you by DoctorsNow.  Kids inevitably get sick or injured at the most inconvenient times — holidays, weekends, and after 5 p.m. #amiright? If our pediatrician’s office is open, my child’s temperature is a cool 99.1 degrees. However, the minute the office closes, my son’s temperature soars to a […]

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5 Behaviors I Want My Daughters to See Me Doing | Des Moines Moms Blog

5 Behaviors I Want My Daughters to See Me Doing

When I was brainstorming ideas for this post, I bounced between changing the word “daughters” to a general “children.” Because, really, these behaviors are ones that I feel ALL kids should see their parents doing. And I really try not to label with “boy mom” or “girl mom”; but because I am the mama to girls and […]

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