Passionate About Des Moines
and the Moms Who Live Here

Author Archive | Rachel Verzani

choose joy in motherhood

Choose Joy

Crayons. Everywhere. On the table, under the table, possibly a piece in her mouth. The resident toddler prefers them scattered everywhere. Perhaps that’s how she best creates.  A little voice at the side of my bed wakes me at 1:30 a.m. with a shakey “Mommy? I just threw up.” We stumble toward their bed to strip, […]

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reading books, book lovers

Fall in Love With Reading Again

School is back in session, and we are settling into new routines. It’s been all fun games of learning names and all the school rules, but soon, kids will have a few pieces of homework trickling home. Middle schoolers will have math (always math), fifth graders will have a project to research, and kindergartners will […]

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Favorite Fall Recipes

I love fall! Everything from the chill in the air to the pretty leaves all around. One of my favorite things about the season is all of the yummy food. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite fall recipes, and I hope you’ll add yours to the comments below.  Chili When I know cooler weather is […]

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