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The Kids Are Alright (And so are you, Mama!)

Looking back at my earlier parenting years, I can (sort of) laugh about all the nights spent awake, asking trusted Google questions like “ How can I get my baby to sleep through the night” or, “My daughter isn’t walking yet, is this normal?” I think about all the worry, over thinking, and stress that […]

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Chatbooks: A Lazy Mom’s Guide to Documenting Childhood

Of the list of jobs that fall under “Mom,” family historian is one of my least favorite (right after putting the laundry away). There’s so much pressure to: Take the photos: Must be a proper photograph. No blurred lines. No closed eyes. Basically, you need to be a professional photographer. Store the photos: Paper or […]

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6 Des Moines Instagram Accounts We Love

It’s no secret that we LOVE instagram! I’m definitely guilty of hiding from my kids and escaping to the world of pretty pictures and funny quotes–tell me I’m not alone!  But really, instagram is my favorite form of social media. I love seeing pictures of friends and family and also following local businesses. And I […]

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