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Say “Cheese” with Spellman Photography

Katie Spellman is the lovely lady behind the camera with Spellman Photography. She’s the one with the camera, on her knees, making funny mooing noises to elicit grins from your shy three year-old. Katie is also the one responsible for capturing the memories from our two latest Des Moines Moms Blog events, Get Pampered and Get Crafty. Katie […]

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5 Tips For Looking After Your Breast Health

Make your breast health, your best health Being a mom means long hours and thankless nights, so consider taking a moment for the ladies who have been with you through it all. That’s right, in honor of May and Mother’s Day we are talking about breast health. Whether producing gallons of milk or being a cozy […]

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Should You Delay Your Baby’s First Bath?

Changing practices: should you delay your baby’s first bath? For a long time, there was nothing new in the field of newborn baby care. We followed the policies that were tried and true, built over many decades of newborns. For the most part, these traditions led to a scientific and sterile birth experience. Some of […]

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Why You Should Consider a Midwife for Obstetric Care

Have you ever wondered how a midwife is different from an obstetrician? As midwives become more common, we wanted to share what expecting mothers should know when selecting their provider. Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses who graduated from a nurse-midwifery education program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), and passed a […]

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What to Expect When … Your Husband Gets a Vasectomy

Have you completed your family and are considering a permanent method of birth control? A vasectomy is a popular option for many, but both men and women may wonder what to expect. Here’s a quick overview What is a vasectomy? A vasectomy is a simple, permanent sterilization procedure for men. It’s generally safer, less invasive, […]

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Save Your Money: Twice Blessed Consignment Sale!

  One Mom’s Experience Last year was my first time attending Shepherd’s Flock Early Learning Center Twice Blessed Consignment Sale. I find that most consignment sales don’t have much for young, growing boys; most of it seems centered on baby girl clothes. Where are all the shoes for young boys? I never find shoes. Especially ones that […]

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Tips for Avoiding Head and Brain Injuries in Children

March is brain injury awareness month A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading source of childhood injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost half a million emergency department visits for TBIs are made each year for children ages 0-14. Children affected by TBIs are likely to need extensive intervention and educational support […]

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