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Summertime Mom

Overall, I would consider myself a pretty good mom. Of course, some days are better than others, but at the end of the day, I give myself a more than passing grade for the job I’m doing. Sure, there are days and times throughout the year when motherhood feels exhausting, overwhelming, and like it’s sucking […]

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Boring and Glorious

For nearly a decade, all I have done is operate at 110%. Between surviving years of medical training, birthing and parenting, keeping my marriage and myself in tact, and relocating again and again, it’s been a lot. I’m not complaining. I’m just being honest. If you asked me to do it all again, I probably […]

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Pep Talk to Toddler Mom | Des Moines Moms Blog

Pep Talk for a Toddler Mom

Dear Toddler Mama, First off, congrats! You made it this far! You survived babyhood! I’m throwing up all the ‘praise hands’ emojis for you. I know people keep telling you to buckle your seat belt and get ready for a wild ride. They keep telling you your sweet baby is about to be gone and […]

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Meet Chelsea Smith

Hello! Let me start by saying, I am so honored to be joining this talented group of bloggers! As a new(-ish) Iowan and former contributor to Milwaukee Mom’s Blog, I am so very excited to be here and start connecting with the Des Moines Mom community. I was born and raised in Idaho, but I […]

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