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The Importance of a Hospital with an Emergency OB Department

Why is an OB Emergency department important in choosing a hospital? Many expecting moms want to know if the hospital they choose for delivery has access to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), but they should also be asking who provides around-the-clock emergency care if a pregnancy emergency arises. This past fall, Mercy Medical Center […]

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Honey, We Ate All Our Money: 3 Tips for a Budget-Friendly Meal Plan

Picture yourself crumpling up hundred dollar bills and sprinkling them over a bed of lettuce, topping it with a little dressing and chowing down. Promptly proceed to the doctor’s office for updated immunizations and a tetanus shot. Or imagine this scenario: you spend over $100 at the grocery store with intentions of feeding your family healthy, […]

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Start a Babysitting Co-op | Des Moines Moms Blog

How to Start a Babysitting Co-op

“Free Babysitting.” The flyer on the wall at Amy Brooks Murphy’s postpartum play group sounded too good to be true. I was intrigued. With no grandparents in town or trusted teenage neighbors to call for date-night sitting, I was looking for babysitting options. Too shy to pull one of the tabs and e-mail the contact, […]

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The Waiting Place

Dr. Seuss’s book Oh, The Places You’ll Go warns me not to get stuck in The Waiting Place, and yet here I am. In The Waiting Place. It seems like I’ve been here quite a while, and I’m not really a fan. Currently, there are several aspects of my life that seem to be placed on hold. […]

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Des Moines Moms Blog 5 Reasons I Love My Instant Pot

5 Reasons I Love My Instant Pot

My Instant Pot might be the best purchase I’ve ever made. I recently heard that the Instant Pot is becoming the main appliance for our generation like microwaves were for our parents. BUT FIRST–What is an Instant Pot you ask? According to the manufacturer at InstantPot.com:  “Instant Pot is the latest 3rd Generation Programmable Pressure […]

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