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Favorite Clean Beauty Products

Have you ever asked yourself how clean your beauty products are?  I am a self-admitted beauty product junkie. I love trying new products, so starting my journey to using cleaner products was super fun. Some of you may thinking, “what the heck is she talking about?!” Or, “This feels so overwhelming!” And I totally get […]

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stocking stuffers

11 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

For me, stockings are just as fun, if not more fun than the actual gift giving. I love filling my kids’ stockings with small, fun things! Maybe it was my own experiencing growing up- my mom always filled our stockings with so many fun things. Here are some fun stocking stuffer ideas.  Favorite Stocking Stuffer […]

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mom hacks

Mom Hacks to Make Life Easier

Mommin’ ain’t easy and it isn’t for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. As we are approaching the holiday season, I thought it would be fun to round up some of my favorite mom hacks to use not only during a busy season for most, but to use everyday! Because as moms let’s not […]

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c-section

C-Section: A Birth Story

This editorial series, Stork Stories, is brought to you by Des Moines Moms Blog and MercyOne. All 8 original articles from the Stork Stories series can be found here. I was 23 when I found out I was pregnant with our first child. I had just taken the big walk down the aisle and the news came a […]

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Lessons from a Mom of 3

We’ve been a family of five now for almost 9 months now. I’m by no means an expert, but after three kids, I can confidently say we’ve learned a few things along the way! Here are some lessons from my time as a mom.  7 Lessons from a fellow mom Lower your expectations. This is […]

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mom favorites

Currently Loving: My Favorite Things

Who else loves getting recommendations from other moms? This post has some VERY random things- but it’s a list of all the things I’ve been loving recently, as well as items I’ve been eyeing. I love lists like these because it gives me so much inspiration and things to check out! End of Summer Favorites […]

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nursing and breastfeeding

6 Hidden Benefits to Breastfeeding

I’m currently breastfeeding our third child. You can find me almost every 2-3 hours nursing my 4-month-old. When I’m not with him, I’m spending time with my best friend, Spectra. So, needless to say, I’ve got breastfeeding on the mind. I wrote a post about our journey with breastfeeding here. All of that continues to […]

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neutral boy nursery

Baby Boy Nursery Reveal

When I found out we were expecting baby number 3, I knew almost immediately that I wanted a simple and neutral palette for the baby’s room regardless of gender. Enter Pinterest. When I had my first two kiddos, especially my first, Pinterest wasn’t as widely known or used, at least for me. This time, I […]

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