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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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Dear Younger Me

Dear Younger Me, Hey, it’s Older You, just dropping by to write you a note and share some advice from the future. I’m here with a spoiler–you turn out alright! The problems that seem monstrous right now will only sometimes be truly monstrous. You will make {mostly} good choices. You’ll experience success and failure. You’ll […]

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168 Hours: One Working Mom’s Time Study

Remember that one time I made a schedule and then the baby got sick and stopped sleeping and the toddler, who is a very stop-and-smell-the-roses type of child (bless her soul), decided picking flowers was more important than, say, getting anywhere on time? And the schedule laughed in my face and I had to be flexible yet again. […]

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Parenting after Losing a Parent | Des Moines Moms Blog

Parenting after Losing a Parent

My family lost my dad to cancer when I was eleven years old. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve felt his absence in new ways. It amplifies the stress or grief of already difficult moments. It meets every happy life occasion with a touch of sadness. Moving as a teenager, graduations, my wedding, passing the bar, […]

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