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Author Archive | Leslie Dunbar


Why I Hate Co-Sleeping

Okay, I have to admit it. I think I made a parenting mistake. A big one. It all started a year ago when I came home with our second child that I had via C-section. Our two-year-old at the time was still sleeping in his crib, but I could not lift him due to the […]

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True Parent Confessions | Des Moines Moms Blog

True Parent Confessions

We all have our dirty little parent secrets. Kara just shared her mom confessions last month. This time it was a free for all. All names and identifying characteristics have been hidden. These are real confessions of real parents, and some are just plain brilliant. (And some of mine are thrown in as well.) But […]

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You Are Good Enough | Des Moines Moms Blog

You Are Good Enough

There are times when I question myself. I question my ability to parent, to teach, to be a good wife and a good daughter. Sometimes I see friends on social media who are doing it all and being it all. They are outstanding in ways I am not (or so it looks that way). I […]

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