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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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Des Moines Moms Blog 5 Reasons I Love My Instant Pot

5 Reasons I Love My Instant Pot

My Instant Pot might be the best purchase I’ve ever made. I recently heard that the Instant Pot is becoming the main appliance for our generation like microwaves were for our parents. BUT FIRST–What is an Instant Pot you ask? According to the manufacturer at InstantPot.com:  “Instant Pot is the latest 3rd Generation Programmable Pressure […]

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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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How I Get My Picky Eater to Eat (I don’t!)

Do you have a picky eater? Does your kid refuse to touch anything green? Or does she only eat one or two things? Google “How can I get my picky eater to eat more?” and you will be bombarded by articles giving you advice on how to get that picky eater of yours to eat. […]

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Fair Food on a Stick: Kid-Happy, Allergy-Friendly Food | Des Moines Moms Blog

Fair Food on a Stick: Kid-Happy, Allergy-Friendly Food

What do you think of when you think of Iowa State Fair? Fair Food! Honestly, I have never been for multiple reasons. First, due to Easton’s special needs, crowds and strange places and people were too overwhelming and not an option until now. Second, we are not native to Iowa and have only been here in […]

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Getting My Vegetable-Hating Kids to Eat Healthy | Des Moines Moms Blog

Getting My Vegetable-Hating Kids to Eat Healthy

My sons’ favorite meals are tacos, burgers, pizza, and chicken nuggets. I can’t blame them; after all, these foods are all delicious. However, my kids prefer the bare-bones versions of these delicacies: meat and cheese only. Oh, and carbs. Meat, cheese, and carb (tortilla) = taco. Meat, cheese, and carb (bun) = burger. Meat, cheese, […]

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