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Understanding Postpartum Depression and the Baby Blues

“I just had a baby. Why do I feel so down? Why am I not filled with joy?” Believe it or not, this is not unusual. You are not alone – roughly 50 to 80 percent of women go through what is called “baby blues”. This is an emotional condition causing tearfulness, self-doubt, worry, unhappiness, […]

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Des Moines Area Fall Bucket List

Make family memories this fall with Des Moines Moms Blog’s ultimate fall bucket list. We’ve compiled 50 things to do in Des Moines this fall. That’s right: We’ve done our homework to help you plan your best fall, ever! These budget-friendly, kid-friendly bucket list ideas include special central Iowa locations, must-try fall foods, experiences to remember, […]

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Des Moines Pumpkin Patch and Orchard Guide

Raise your hand if you love fall! We can’t get enough of pumpkins, hayrack rides, bonfires, and apples. Head to a local orchard or pumpkin patch and start a family tradition. Looking for other things to do this fall? Don’t miss our Ultimate Fall Bucket List! Here’s a list of our favorite places to get […]

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Des Moines Moms September 2017 Guide

A Des Moines Mom’s Guide to September 2017

September is here! Celebrate that perfect beginning-of-fall weather with these fun, family-friendly Des Moines events. No need to spend time searching for something to do with your kids (or even for a moms’ night out!) — we’ve done the work for you. The only problem? Choosing between so many fun outings! Send us an email if […]

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Tips For Putting Together Outfits for Family Photos

Fall is a great time to take family photos, either for a holiday card or a yearly memento. One of the biggest struggles I have (besides making sure the kiddos behave during the actual shoot) is deciding what to wear! Here are some tips for gathering outfits for family photos: Start with mom’s outfit.  I […]

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