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surviving the holidays: mental health tips

Mental Health Tips for Surviving the Holidays

For some of us, the holidays aren’t full of good cheer. For some, holidays bring feelings of depression, a sense of loss, loneliness and isolation, and tension. If you feel like you are just surviving the holidays, make sure you are caring for your mental health. Regardless if you already suffer from a mental health […]

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kids are alright

The Kids Are Alright (And so are you, Mama!)

Looking back at my earlier parenting years, I can (sort of) laugh about all the nights spent awake, asking trusted Google questions like “ How can I get my baby to sleep through the night” or, “My daughter isn’t walking yet, is this normal?” I think about all the worry, over thinking, and stress that […]

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embracing the slow | Des Moines Moms Blog

Embracing the Slow: Choosing Less for my Kids

The possibilities are endless when it comes to extra activities for kids. From sports to gymnastics and dance to Lego Club and Girl/Boy Scouts, the list goes on and on. Some of these activities start for kids as young as 3! You may be surprised then, when I tell you my kids are in zero […]

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