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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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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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Top 10 Posts of 2016: The Best of Des Moines Moms Blog

2016 has been a crazy year! But before we turn the calendar to 2017 (who else is ready for a fresh start?), we wanted to take a minute to reflect on the highlights of 2016.  We are so grateful for each of our contributors! Every day they share their unique perspective on motherhood with you. [...]
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3 Tips in Your Exercise Prescription

Exercise is one of the most important ways to maintain your health and well-being. It’s the most effective way to improve your cardio-respiratory fitness – the number 1 predictor of how long you will live. It’s also the most effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. Here are 3 exercise tips that are flexible and open-ended, […]

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Direct Sales and the Products I Can’t Go Without

Direct sales doesn’t always have the best reputation. Maybe it’s due to that one “annoying” consultant or to wrong associations with pyramid schemes. Or maybe it’s because of a misplaced assumption that direct selling isn’t a “real” job or that somehow what’s earned isn’t deserved. I’ll admit, I used to wrestle with this subliminal misunderstanding. […]

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How to Make the Most of Doctor Visits

It seems like one of the main roles of mothers today is taking kids to doctors visits. Whether it’s the pediatrician or the dentist or the chiropractor, we often find ourselves in situations where we are communicating with health care professionals. I wanted to share a few tips for making the most of your doctor visits–for both […]

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