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Why I Hate Co-Sleeping

Okay, I have to admit it. I think I made a parenting mistake. A big one. It all started a year ago when I came home with our second child that I had via C-section. Our two-year-old at the time was still sleeping in his crib, but I could not lift him due to the […]

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Get to know Des Moines Pediatric Dental Center

Some of my most traumatic childhood memories are of going to the dentist. I was TERRIFIED of the dentist. Everytime my mom told me it was time to go to the dentist, I would break out in a cold sweat and start crying. I don’t think I am alone when I say that going to the dentist […]

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Featured Business Post: DoctorsNow

This featured business post is brought to you by DoctorsNow.  Kids inevitably get sick or injured at the most inconvenient times — holidays, weekends, and after 5 p.m. #amiright? If our pediatrician’s office is open, my child’s temperature is a cool 99.1 degrees. However, the minute the office closes, my son’s temperature soars to a […]

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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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