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5 Tips for the Working Mom | Des Moines Moms Blog

5 Tips for the Working Mom

I’ve been working full-time since I graduated from Iowa State University. I worked through graduate school and through babies number one and number two. Although there are certainly times when I feel like I am furiously trying to keep my head just above the water, I am now almost six years in of juggling motherhood and career. […]

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5 Tips for Surviving Your First Trimester | Des Moines Moms Blog

5 Tips for Surviving Your First Trimester

The first few weeks after you find out you’re pregnant are a little surreal. Nothing really changed, even though you know there is a little life forming in your womb. For me, it was easy to forget I was pregnant, because I didn’t feel any different. Maybe I was a little more tired than usual […]

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Healthy Snacking

Healthy Eating Tips for Back-to-School and Beyond

This post is part 4 of 5 in the Back-to-School 2015 series. The transition from summer to “back to school” can be hectic. In all the chaos it’s easy to let healthy eating slide, but spending just a little extra time creating routines now will set your family up for an entire year of healthy eating. […]

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holiday traditions

“Home” for the Holidays: Holiday Traditions & Recipes from My Kitchen

Cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, vanilla, rosemary, sage, orange peel… the list goes on and on. A normally avid baker and culinary connoisseur, holiday baking takes my pulse up a few notches and gets my sentimentally charged creative juices flowing. It seems to me that pairing food with emotion has gotten a bad rap as of late. […]

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