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Real Life: One Mom’s Birth Story and Experience with Methodist West Hospital

Des Moines Moms Blog is honored to share this guest post from local mama Megan McAtee. This article was done in partnership with UnityPoint Health Des Moines. Megan’s Story When my husband and I found out we were pregnant, there was a rush of emotions. We were excited, of course, but also nervous. What do we need […]

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Household Tips for the Busy Mom: How and Why to Change Your Air Filter | Des Moines Moms Blog

Household Tips for the Busy Mom: How and Why to Change Your Air Filter

This post is part 2 of 6 in our Home Efficiency Series sponsored by Wyckoff Heating and Cooling. In part 1, we shared “Home Efficiency 101” from Erica, a busy mom of four. In this post we’ll be looking at how to and why it’s essential to change your furnace filter.  Mommy Confession Time I know that I […]

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My Favorite Mom Hack: Timber Ridge Cattle Company + FREE Promotion

One of the best mom hacks I’ve found is all natural, flax-fed beef sticks from Timber Ridge Cattle Company in Osceola. Convenient. Healthy. Portable. Kid friendly. Delicious. And direct from the farmer. I’ve told you before why I love buying from Timber Ridge. If you’ve attended one of our awesome events you’ve gotten to taste these amazing sticks in your […]

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The Gudenkauf Family's Story and Why March for Babies 2016 Is So Important | Des Moines Moms Blog

The Gudenkauf Family’s Story and Why March for Babies 2016 Is So Important

The March of Dimes Annual March for Babies is coming up on Saturday, May 7, 2016! How can you and your family be involved? The March for Babies is an annual event and one of the nation’s oldest walking events. It’s a family friendly, mission-focused day of celebration and recognition. Whether you have been directly touched by […]

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Ingrid Williams Real Estate: A Personal Commitment

  This post is sponsored by Ingrid Williams Real Estate. Ingrid is a wealth of knowledge and can answer your questions on anything from finding the right Realtor to moving strategies to house hunting with kids. Des Moines Moms Blog Co-Founder Sarah Farnsworth sat down with Ingrid recently to talk ‘real estate in Des Moines’. Sarah: “What makes working with […]

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How Placenta Encapsulation Changed My Postpartum Experience

Human placentophagy, or consumption of the placenta, is defined as, “The ingestion of a human placenta postpartum, at any time, by any person, either in raw or altered (e.g., cooked, dried, steeped in liquid) form.” Just a Fad or For Real? You’ve seen the comments about this practice all over social media: “Girl…you know Kim Kardashian […]

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A TRIBUTE TO THE SINGLE MOM

A Tribute To The Single Mom

Last week was National Single Parent’s Day. I saw several posts and tweets on social media so I started thinking about this day that is set aside to celebrate parents raising their kids solo. While I’m all for a day that gives a shout out to the Single Parent, one singular day doesn’t seem like near enough when […]

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Weekend Roundup: February 26, 2016

Des Moines and its surrounding communities are filled with so many things to do for our families! Fun venues, events, activities and more! Here’s our pick for things coming up this weekend: Friday February 26 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Green Bay Blizzard, 7:05 pm, Wells Fargo Arena Saturday February 27 Des Moines Big Baby Shower, Knapp Center, State Fairgrounds, […]

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Beautycounter: Getting Safe Beauty Products in Your Hands

This post is sponsored by local mom Rachel Webster Anderson – Consultant for Beautycounter: Working to get safe beauty products in the hands of everyone.    The Shocking Statistics According to Beautycounter’s website, “Only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products have safety data. “What’s worse is the Food and Drug Administration (the […]

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Weekend Roundup: January 7, 2016 Edition

Des Moines and its surrounding communities are filled with so many things to do for our families! Fun venues, events, activities and more! Here’s our pick for things coming up this weekend: Friday Jan 8, 2016 Worlds Toughest Rodeo- Iowa Events Center 730pm Pajamarama Storytime- Barnes and Noble 4550 University Ave WDM 7pm The Lion, The […]

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