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The Doula Difference

Today’s post is sponsored by the Central Iowa Doula Association. We are honored to have such an amazing group of women in our community! These ladies have a heart for our community and we can’t wait for you to learn more about this wonderful organization. They’re even offering a GIVEAWAY today as a way to […]

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Ella Alana: Handmade Creations From A Local Mom – Giveaway

Today’s GIVEAWAY is from Ella Alana – a local mama specializing in contemporary, trendy, and fun handmade clothing and gifts for babies and children. At Ella Alana, we want to make the very best, to help you give the very best for those special babies, girl or boy, in your lives. The Mom Behind Ella […]

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My friend Sarah came to the hospital and took this photo of Bo and me.  She is quite amazing behind a camera!

Recovering after Birth: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I know recovering after childbirth is different for everyone, but I thought it would be fun to share some of my experience. So, here it is. The Good: *This seems self-explanatory. A sweet, innocent babe in your arms… how much better does it get? I love newborn baby cuddles. Nothing. better. in. the. world. *If […]

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Group pic for blog front page

Be the Encouragement

Formula or breast milk? (Formula for both my boys) Co-sleeping or baby in their own bed? (Own bed 99% of the time) Vaccinate or not? (Vaccinate following recommended schedule) Baby led weaning or baby food from the jar? (From the jar or more often than not a pouch) Cloth or disposable? (Disposable) Stay at home or work […]

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#RandomActsOfGiving: A Collection of 30+ Awesome Giveaways

As some of you probably know, Des Moines Moms Blog is part of a national network (City Moms Blog) that is designed to connect moms to information and parenting perspectives unique to the communities in which they live. We have amazing blogs in several other cities – Dallas, Scottsdale, Austin, Chicago and San Diego to […]

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The Livewell Clinic – Review & Giveaway

Our family has had the honor and privilege to receive chiropractic and preventative healthcare at The Livewell Clinicin Clive.  Our Community is so fortunate to have this center for healing and healthy beginnings. Opened in 2008 by Drs. Zac and Tammy Watkins, The Livewell Clinic provides complete healthcare for the entire family. Family Focused and Family Friendly As […]

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Me ‘n Mommy To Be: Review & Giveaway

The Des Moines Moms Blog Co-Founders recently had the opportunity to spend some time at Me ‘n Mommy To Be in Ankeny. Me ‘n Mommy To Be is a unique children’s and maternal retail store where parents and grandparents entrust their pre-loved items to be purchased and loved by a new family. In 2004, the […]

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