I was on antidepressants for almost a decade. I started taking them after the birth of my second daughter. I suffered from postpartum depression. I identified what I was experiencing as postpartum depression because I had suffered from it 7 years earlier after the birth of my oldest daughter. Only at that time, I didn’t […]
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Johnston is a growing community located on the north side of the Des Moines metro. It has more than a dozen parks and miles of trails. This is a sponsored post brought to you by Ingrid Williams.
Some say you truly become an adult when you bring a baby into your home. I say you truly become an adult when you bring an aging parent into your home. “The Sandwich Generation,” they call us. The expression is meant to convey the fact that we (the lunch meat? The PB&J?) are caught between […]
Let me set the scene. It is a late Tuesday night. You just got the kids to bed…finally. You settle in to watch your recorded episode of “This is Us.” You start tearing up the minute the opening theme song starts to play, even though nothing of note has even happened yet. By the middle […]
Greetings! I am so honored to be a contributing writer for Des Moines Moms Blog. Having moved to the Des Moines area in 2016 from Iowa City, I’ve fallen in love with this area. It has all the “big city” opportunities combined with the “small town” hospitality my family and I value. I was previously […]