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Sleep Training Tips

Slaying the Sleep Dragon: Sleep Training Tips for Your Child

Here are a doctor’s sleep training tips on how to get your child to sleep through the night Did you know that by 4 months of age, 80 percent of babies can be safely trained to sleep through the night? For older infants and toddlers, almost all can be trained. Evidence shows that sleep training […]

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Jorgenson family

Meet Sarah Jorgenson

Hello! I am so excited to be joining a team of some of the most amazing bloggers and moms around! I have been a mama for 9 years, but never really realized the importance of having a network of moms until June of 2016 when I was given a prenatal Down Syndrome diagnosis. I was […]

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Favorite Things in 2017

7 of My Favorite Things of 2017

2017 was a good year of memories for our family of four. We took a trip to visit my brother, we spent quality time together, experienced growth at home and at work, and we’re all around thankful for another year of health. Here’s a less, serious, more random list of the little things I enjoyed […]

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Haylie S family

Meet Haylie Steffensmeier

Hello Des Moines’ mamas! For starters, I am SO excited to be part of this group! I can’t wait to learn, love, and live this mommin’ path with you all. As a born and raised central Iowan, I LOVE THIS CITY and take great pride in the diversity, learning opportunities, and family-friendly experiences Des Moines […]

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DIY Snowmen

Simple DIY Snowman Ornaments

I’ve always loved to craft, but my attention span can’t handle things that take more than a nap time or require a ton of supplies and mess. I do, however, really enjoy crafting in short spurts, and I want my kids to find enjoyment in creating things, too.  I don’t make it to the craft […]

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Liz Smith Family

Meet Liz Smith

Hello mamas of Des Moines! My name is Liz and I’m a mother to Crew, age 2.5. I’m excited to be joining this tribe of authentic and inspiring mothers who are giving of their time to bring together parents in our community. Big thank-you hugs for having me! I grew up in Cedar Rapids and […]

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brittney rutherford DMMB contributor

Meet Brittney Rutherford

Whether it’s Sharpie on the walls, forgetting to pack a school snack, or getting a call from the police that our dog ran away (and we hadn’t noticed yet), I hope to bring you an open, sometimes funny, perspective on motherhood and life in general. I am very much looking forward to getting the opportunity […]

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Jessica Cezar Des Moines Moms Blog Contributor

Meet Jessica Cezar

Hey Everyone! Let me start out by saying I am so excited and honored to be writing amongst some extremely talented mamas. Blogging is something I have always been interested in and really enjoy doing, so I’m pumped to begin this journey! I was born and raised in Des Moines. I’m an Iowan through and […]

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40 non toy gift ideas

40 Non-Toy Gift Ideas and Experiences for Kids

It’s usually around this time of year that people start sharing articles about gift ideas for kids–specifically toys. Bloggers start writing about minimalism, excess, accumulating stuff, spending, etc. So, do kids really like receiving experiences instead of toys? I asked my boys their thoughts about this. After all, they are the experts who have been […]

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