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Mom Confessions Kara, Des Moines Moms Blog

Mom Confessions

In a quest to be completely real, I’m going all out and sharing some of my deepest, darkest mom secret confessions. I like to think most days I’m doing okay at life — no one has died from diseases caught at my house, I show up where I’m supposed to be (mostly on time), and […]

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Rainy Day DMMB Indoor Play Area (1)

Des Moines Moms Blog Indoor Play Area Guide: Presented by Backyard Adventures

Iowa winters are long and the precious days of spring and fall are still sprinkled with rainy days and the occasional super hot and humid summer day. In order to survive the ups and downs of Iowa weather extremes with the kids, we’ve compiled a list of the best indoor play areas in Des Moines.  From mall play areas to […]

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Adoption: From an Adoptee's Perspective

Adoption: From an Adoptee’s Perspective

November Is National Adoption Awareness Month There are some really great resources and adoption stories about families and their young, adopted children. But my story is from the opposite side of the coin — I am one of those adopted children. Family is a beautiful thing, plain and simple. I grew up in small town […]

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World Breastfeeding Week: Making Breastfeeding Work at Work

World Breastfeeding Week: Making Breastfeeding Work at Work

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week, and the theme for 2015 is Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work! I don’t think anyone will tell you that breastfeeding is easy. Sure, it gets easier, but I wouldn’t say that it’s ever easy. Breastfeeding and working full-time? Definitely not easy or especially fun. When my son was […]

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