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Erin Port

Meet Erin Port

Hello! I am so excited to join the Des Moines Moms Blog as a contributor. I am proud of our community and our state. In my humble opinion, there’s no place better to raise a family! I was born in Davenport, Iowa but my family moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, in elementary school. My PE class […]

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Liz Johnson

Meet Liz Johnson

I put three things on my “Don’t” list during the well-intentioned yet disingenuous years of my late teens and early twenties: 1. Don’t live in Iowa. 2. Don’t become a teacher. 3. Don’t be a stay-at-home mom. This “Don’t” list has since become the “Do’s” that define my life — and I couldn’t be happier […]

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Kara Swanson

Meet Kara Swanson

Hey hey mamas! I’m Kara and I’m so honored to be a part of the DMMB team. I am looking forward to connecting and learning in this community. Although I grew up in Des Moines, my family and I moved back almost 3 years ago (even though I can’t believe it’s been that long) from […]

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Adoption Kayla Craig Des Moines Moms Blog

What You Need to Know About Adoption

Every child deserves a safe and loving family. Heartbreakingly, here and around the world, situations arise when permanently staying with biological family isn’t a possibility for an infant or child. Adoption is an encompassing picture of hope, but we can’t ignore that it’s born out of the loss of a first family, whether the adoption […]

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keeping kids active in the winter months

Keeping Kids Active in the Winter Months

Baby it’s cold outside … now what do I do with my kids? As the cold weather approaches, do you start to hear these common words come out of your child’s mouth? “It’s too COOOLLLLDDDD to go outside!” or “I don’t have ANYTHING to dooooooo!” It can be tough to keep ourselves and our kids […]

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