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choose joy in motherhood

Choose Joy

Crayons. Everywhere. On the table, under the table, possibly a piece in her mouth. The resident toddler prefers them scattered everywhere. Perhaps that’s how she best creates.  A little voice at the side of my bed wakes me at 1:30 a.m. with a shakey “Mommy? I just threw up.” We stumble toward their bed to strip, […]

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Kayla Craig family photo

Meet Kayla Craig

I’m Kayla Craig, and I’m thrilled to join Des Moines Moms Blog team as project coordinator and contributor. After five years away from the Des Moines metro, I’m so thrilled to have moved back to central Iowa (Urbandale!) and grateful to be putting down roots here for our family of six. When I’m not reheating my […]

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Pep Talk to Toddler Mom | Des Moines Moms Blog

Pep Talk for a Toddler Mom

Dear Toddler Mama, First off, congrats! You made it this far! You survived babyhood! I’m throwing up all the ‘praise hands’ emojis for you. I know people keep telling you to buckle your seat belt and get ready for a wild ride. They keep telling you your sweet baby is about to be gone and […]

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