I will never forget the look on my husband’s face when we were in the doctor’s office for our first appointment after we found out I was pregnant with our first baby(ies). There was silence all around as we waited for the technician to finish. Each click of the mouse we waited patiently for her […]
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“I just had a baby. Why do I feel so down? Why am I not filled with joy?” Believe it or not, this is not unusual. You are not alone – roughly 50 to 80 percent of women go through what is called “baby blues”. This is an emotional condition causing tearfulness, self-doubt, worry, unhappiness, […]
I firmly believe every child needs a timer (or 4 if you are my son). During the early years, timers were a life saver for our family and helped us in parenting in many ways. If you would like help fostering good behavior while making parenting just a little bit easier, read on to see […]
“Just keep counting,” my husband said as he rolled over and fell back asleep. It was early in the morning, before the sun. I was having contractions, counting them, timing them. I had a false alarm just a week ago that sent me home from the hospital with no baby and plenty of doubt that […]
It’s been about 2 years since I last breastfed my youngest daughter, who is now 4. Our breastfeeding journey was completely different than the one I had with my oldest daughter, who is now 7. With my oldest daughter, we started to breastfeed, then started exclusively pumping, eventually having to supplement with formula, and then […]
During the first year of my twins’ lives I learned how to save time, energy, and money with two babies in the house. Through lots of prayers, cups of coffee, and conversations with other mommas, I am on the other side of the newborn/baby phase as my twins are now almost four years old. I […]
Choosing a pediatrician or family doctor is a big decision. We’ve compiled a list of Des Moines pediatricians and primary care physicians to help you.
Here are some of our best tips and tricks, honest thoughts, and encouragement for new moms that will hopefully ease your transition into motherhood. You’re not alone!
Junior Prom: 2004 Boyfriend and I are just a couple of carefree teenagers, comfortable with each other, but truly still trying to impress each other. Flirting, holding hands, all dolled up for the prom! What he doesn’t know is that I still haven’t gotten my period. And, yes, there’s reason to be concerned. But I […]
Where my girls at? You know, the ones who pulled straight A’s while being involved in a million things. ‘Cause you will know what I’m talking about. 19 years of formalized schooling has trained me to think about so many things in terms of grades. And for the past month since returning to work, I […]