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Why I Exclusively Pump – and Pumping Tips for you

Of all topics about parenting, I was surprised that exclusive pumping gets the most blank stares or strongest reactions from fellow mothers. Exclusive pumping is breastfeeding without nursing. I only express my milk and don’t nurse. I explain it to mothers of all kinds, and the majority of the time the reply is, “That would […]

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Twice Blessed Consignment Sale Des Moines Moms Blog 2018

Twice Blessed Consignment Sale 2018

Mamas, mark your calendars! Score amazing deals on all the gently-used kids’ clothes, toys, gear, and accessories you can fit in your trunk! The Twice Blessed Consignment Sale, a fundraiser for the Shepherd’s Flock Early Learning Center, is coming your way soon! With such affordable prices, this is a shopping spree you won’t feel guilty […]

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Heart Candy

Loving Your Kids Well With The 5 Love Languages

It’s the month of celebrating love and I LOVE, LOVE. I LOVE IT! As a kid, I vividly remember making Valentine boxes (shout out to my mom’s patience and creativity), practicing random acts of kindness in school, crafting Valentine projects, and sharing treats with classmates. In my adult life, all things hearts, pink, and Valentine […]

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being needed as a mom and needing space

Mom Confession: My Conflicted Relationship with Being Needed

I got into the mommy business knowingly not knowing anything. So when we had two kids of our own, the surprises were beyond measure — some heart-warming, some challenging, all unforgettable. But what still catches me off-guard repeatedly, even after almost five years of parenting, is the all-encompassing need. Need for Mom. Need for me. […]

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Support and Encourage New Moms

5 Easy Ways to Support New Moms

I think we can all agree on one thing: being a new mom is HARD. It’s tough. It’s exhausting. It’s stressful. It’s a journey. A beautiful journey, but a strenuous one. I think we can all agree on something else: a support system is necessary. I’m a huge advocate of supporting moms, especially brand-new moms.  […]

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Pelvic Physical Therapy

I Tried It: Pelvic Physical Therapy at Des Moines University Clinic

This post is sponsored by Des Moines University Clinic. All opinions are my own. Let’s just put this out there: I don’t want to buy my underwear in the same aisle where I pick up my kids’ pullups. But since becoming a mother, I’ve quoted the line from Billy Madison “If peeing in your pants […]

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