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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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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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Quinn’s Cookies: Not Just for Lactating Mamas

If you were lucky enough to attend to our recent BLOOM Event for New & Expecting Moms, you got the chance to taste the area’s newest, most delicious chocolate chip cookies EVER! We were honored to feature cookies from Quinn’s Cookies in Urbandale at our event and believe strongly you should try them, too. Whether you’re a lactating […]

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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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