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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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Household Tips for the Busy Mom: How and Why to Change Your Air Filter | Des Moines Moms Blog

Household Tips for the Busy Mom: How and Why to Change Your Air Filter

This post is part 2 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. In this post we’ll be looking at how to and why it’s essential to change your furnace filter.  Mommy Confession Time I know that I […]

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5 Behaviors I Want My Daughters to See Me Doing | Des Moines Moms Blog

5 Behaviors I Want My Daughters to See Me Doing

When I was brainstorming ideas for this post, I bounced between changing the word “daughters” to a general “children.” Because, really, these behaviors are ones that I feel ALL kids should see their parents doing. And I really try not to label with “boy mom” or “girl mom”; but because I am the mama to girls and […]

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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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Surviving a Busy Schedule

Spring sports are in full swing in our house! We may have slightly “over-scheduled” ourselves, but we are still figuring out what our family can handle as far as extra-curriculars! I am embracing it… and truthfully, somewhat enjoying it! I love watching my kiddos play sports, dance, tumble… whatever the heck it is they enjoy! […]

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