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Backyard Adventures of Iowa Brings Moms Happiness

Moms are amazing at planning, executing, navigating, manuevering, prepping, and every other task a mama does in a day! The day you give birth, you assume all those superhuman powers that enable you to be EVERYTHING for your child. But some days, mama just needs a break! Take a minute and think about that moment when your kids […]

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Tiny Onezzz Consulting: Infant and Toddler Sleep Solutions

My Experience With Tiny Onezzz Consulting

Do you have a child that fights you on sleep? Baby won’t nap? Toddler waking frequently at night? Read all the books but nothing seems to “fit” your child, and your family? It might be time to consider hiring a private consultant to help you troubleshoot and figure out how to get your child (and […]

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Becoming a Mom without Your Mom

Becoming a Mom without Your Mom

In light of recent events, I’ve been hearing a lot about earthquakes. I learned that geologists have a difficult time predicting the frequency and intensity of aftershocks — sometimes for years to come. Seriously, that description felt exactly like my experience with grief. My mom passed away in 2008. I’m often hesitant when speaking about her […]

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Come Learn. Come Eat. A New Culinary Loft at the Des Moines Social Club

Come Learn. Come Eat. A New Culinary Loft at the Des Moines Social Club + Giveaway!

May 2014 marked a new life for Des Moines’ old firehouse on 900 Mulberry Street. For the past year, the historic building has been home to the Des Moines Social Club — an organization that started about seven years ago and quietly worked to change the social scene in the heartland. In just a short year […]

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You Can Do This

You Can Do This

Des Moines Moms Blog has been intentional about celebrating moms this month by sharing our writers’ birth stories and experiences. As we celebrate Mother’s Day and remember becoming mothers, our stories bring joy, sweet memories, and some of our stories bring heartache and raw emotion. Mine brings both. My journey into motherhood started with a […]

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FAVORITE ACTIVITIES in DES MOINES

My Top Summer Activities for Families, Kids, and Date Night (2015)

I love the month of May! Mother’s Day, sunshine, warm breezes, and the coming end of the school all year have me excited for summertime family events. And May is the time for planning all those upcoming fun things to do! I got to thinking about all of the things I love about Des Moines in […]

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