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Self Care and Mental Health Awareness

As moms we may feel like we are constantly pouring from an empty cup. We are stretched thin and sometimes feel as though we are being pulled in a hundred different directions. It’s easy for self care to get bumped to the bottom of our priority list. Taking care of ourselves becomes a foreign concept […]

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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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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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Peace of Mind Furnace Check with Wyckoff Heating and Cooling

This post was sponsored by Wyckoff Heating & Cooling – serving Central Iowa for over 65 years.The other day I received a text that it was time to schedule my bi-annual dentist visit. I didn’t even hesitate to call and set up an appointment. Then, on my way to town, I noticed it was time […]

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Indoor Air Quality: Tips for Families with Allergies and Asthma

This post was sponsored by Wyckoff Heating & Cooling – serving Central Iowa for over 65 years. This post is part 4 of 6 in our Home Efficiency Series sponsored by Wyckoff Heating and Cooling. In part 1, we shared “Home Efficiency 101” from Erica, a busy mom of four. Part 2 was about how to and why it’s essential […]

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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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5 Tips for the Working Mom | Des Moines Moms Blog

5 Tips for the Working Mom

I’ve been working full-time since I graduated from Iowa State University. I worked through graduate school and through babies number one and number two. Although there are certainly times when I feel like I am furiously trying to keep my head just above the water, I am now almost six years in of juggling motherhood and career. […]

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