Changing practices: should you delay your baby’s first bath? For a long time, there was nothing new in the field of newborn baby care. We followed the policies that were tried and true, built over many decades of newborns. For the most part, these traditions led to a scientific and sterile birth experience. Some of […]
We are moving from Ankeny to the Urbandale-Clive-Waukee area. We’ve lived in our home for 11 years, and it’s the only home our boys have lived in. I was a teacher and my husband was an associate chiropractor in Ankeny when we first moved. Now that he has his own office in Waukee and I’m […]
Breakfast I can totally handle. Meal planning for dinner is totally doable. But lunch? Lunch is where I struggle. I always seem to forget about planning for lunch, which then leaves me in a lurch when I suddenly realize it’s 11:30 and I have a crying, tired, and hungry 3 year old throwing a fit […]
On my ideal Mother’s Day… I wake up to a quiet house and head sleepily outside to breathe in the fresh spring air. It’s a crisp morning, and I have the bike trail all to myself. My body feels not a day over 25, and I push hard through the miles. I’m listening to a podcast […]
Even before I had children, I always knew I wanted to try breastfeeding. There were many factors that went into that decision, but the most pertinent to me was that it seemed the most natural and obvious choice. Little did I know that something that “should” be so natural does not always come naturally. Sure, […]
After waking up multiple times a night to feed my newborn, I was tired. The strongest coffee couldn’t compete with my exhaustion so we looked into sleep training our baby. This post is sponsored by Starry Night Sleep Consulting. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
For nearly a decade, all I have done is operate at 110%. Between surviving years of medical training, birthing and parenting, keeping my marriage and myself in tact, and relocating again and again, it’s been a lot. I’m not complaining. I’m just being honest. If you asked me to do it all again, I probably […]
We had an incredible night of pampering with Coachlight Clinic and Spa. A small, intimate gathering of women got to kick back and enjoy the opportunity to relish a little relaxation time. Attendees toured the beautiful new facilities and enjoyed the spa’s amenities such as the rain shower, the eucalyptus-infused steam room, and a Himalayan […]
Polk City is a small town with all the benefits of big city living. It provides a close-knit community with access to all the amenities of the metro. This is a sponsored post brought to you by Ingrid Williams.
Urbandale is located in the central area of Des Moines, just slightly west of the city proper. Here’s why it’s a great place to raise a family. This is a sponsored post brought to you by Ingrid Williams.