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Spring Into Savings: 2017 Des Moines Area Consignment Sales

Winter is turning into spring! With the weather warming, we all know our kiddos are going to need new clothes. But maybe they don’t need all NEW clothes. Perhaps some gently used wardrobe pieces will do. I absolutely love consignment shopping for my daughter. With a second child on the way, I’m all about pinching […]

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Rainbow Baby On the Way

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.” This is one of my favorite quotes. Dolly Parton said this after enduring many hardships throughout her life. I’ve been thinking about it a lot since we found out that we have a “rainbow baby” on the […]

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In a World of Chaos, Choose Kindness

2016 was a hard year. It seems to be “the worst year ever” according to a multitude of social media memes. And, quite frankly, I must agree that it wasn’t a great one. In my family, 2016 brought with it identity theft, a miscarriage, and the loss of my widely beloved father-in-law, Curt. I know […]

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Let’s Talk About Miscarriage

I had a miscarriage. There. I said it. It was hard for me to talk about it when it happened, but I’ve grown to know that it’s healthy to talk about it. I talk about it because I know so many women are out there living it privately. They’re ashamed, heart-broken, and confused. And, many […]

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Give a Jar of Memories

If the parents/grandparents in your life are like those in mine, they are hard to shop for! My husband’s parents especially seem to have everything they could ever need or want, and they usually say they don’t want gifts anyway. They both turn 70 this year, so we all (six siblings, five spouses, and seven […]

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Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream: Top Metro Cold Spots

To me, ice cream and summertime go hand-in-hand. I remember the Dennis the Menace-branded twist ice cream cones and the lime push-ups at Dairy Queen fondly. We weren’t as conscious about fats and sugar back then. But, even in today’s health-aware society, my daughter and I take at least a weekly trip to a Des Moines […]

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