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{World Breastfeeding Week} “Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers”

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week; and Des Moines Moms Blog is joining people in more than 170 countries in the celebration. We are pleased to bring you a series of posts this week on the topic of breastfeeding, each one coming from a different perspective. If you are just tuning in, be sure to check […]

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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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Heeling Hands Massage – Review & Giveaway

No matter where you’re at in your Motherhood journey, I’m certain there’s a million reasons you deserve some ‘me’ time. You’re a Mom.  Enough said. As Mom’s, we don’t have the time, so we can’t and most likely don’t make time for ourselves. We know that we are better Moms when we take care of ourselves, so […]

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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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