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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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Why I Started Serving Juice with Breakfast | Des Moines Moms Blog

Why I Started Serving Juice with Breakfast

Mornings have changed in our house—for the better—and it’s all because of the beauty of a sunrise…. I don’t know exactly when it happened, but somewhere along the way, I stopped loving breakfast. Or maybe I should say I started disliking it. I think it had something to do with the whole cooking-a-meal-first-thing-in-the-morning thing. That, […]

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Omni Dallas Hotel: Experience Luxury {Giveaway}

The Omni Dallas Hotel hosted Des Moines Moms Blog and fellow City Moms Blog Network Site Owners at #SisterSiteConf16. As a thank you, we’re providing this review and giveaway. All opinions are 100% our own! Last year myself and two of our executive team here members at Des Moines Moms Blog were able to attend the City Moms […]

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Stop Stress Eating and Start Losing Weight

We’ve all been there… kids screaming, deadlines looming at work, angry significant other, endless to-do list, destroyed house, and you feel completely overwhelmed, hopeless, and anxious. Then, before you know it, you’ve eaten half a bag of chips, a box of cookies, a tub of ice cream, and whatever else happens to be around. You’re […]

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