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Author Archive | Jenny Lewis

chatbooks family photos

Chatbooks: A Lazy Mom’s Guide to Documenting Childhood

Of the list of jobs that fall under “Mom,” family historian is one of my least favorite (right after putting the laundry away). There’s so much pressure to: Take the photos: Must be a proper photograph. No blurred lines. No closed eyes. Basically, you need to be a professional photographer. Store the photos: Paper or […]

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fall recipes

5 Fall Recipes You Need to Try

The cool air is upon us and the leaves are changing before our eyes. Of all the seasons of food, fall is by far my favorite. While summer is fresh and light, fall is a welcome back to hearty and warm, to carbs that hug you around the middle, and soup that soothes the chill […]

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springwishlist

My Spring Wish List: Home and Fashion Finds

This winter has been a long 5 months of wanting to give everything in my house away and start over. Maybe it’s my subconscious longing for springtime newness? Maybe there’s too much time to read about capsule wardrobes and scroll through all the lovely little gallery walls and brightly decorated homes of Instagram? GUILTY. My 4 year old started […]

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food budget | des moines Moms blog

Honey, We Ate All Our Money: 3 Tips for a Budget-Friendly Meal Plan

Picture yourself crumpling up hundred dollar bills and sprinkling them over a bed of lettuce, topping it with a little dressing and chowing down. Promptly proceed to the doctor’s office for updated immunizations and a tetanus shot. Or imagine this scenario: you spend over $100 at the grocery store with intentions of feeding your family healthy, […]

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