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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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Start a Babysitting Co-op | Des Moines Moms Blog

How to Start a Babysitting Co-op

“Free Babysitting.” The flyer on the wall at Amy Brooks Murphy’s postpartum play group sounded too good to be true. I was intrigued. With no grandparents in town or trusted teenage neighbors to call for date-night sitting, I was looking for babysitting options. Too shy to pull one of the tabs and e-mail the contact, […]

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Des Moines Moms Blog 5 Reasons I Love My Instant Pot

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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Meet Jessie Todd | Des Moines Moms Blog

Meet Jessie Todd

Hello! My name is Jessie Todd, and I’m so excited to be adding my voice to the chorus of dedicated writers on the Des Moines Moms Blog. A storyteller by nature, I love nothing more than communicating through narrative. Reading about other mom’s experiences on Des Moines Moms Blog helps me feel connected to our […]

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