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Why to Deliver your Baby at Mercy Medical Center

This post is sponsored by Mercy Medical Center — Des Moines The ideal birthing experience is highly variable. While one woman may want only her partner in the labor room with classical music in the background, and no pain medication, the next woman will want her entire family with her throughout labor, an epidural as […]

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My Baby and Me on 9/11

It’s been 17 years since 9/11. I know this not just because of the simple math of subtracting 2001 from the current year. I know this because my daughter is 17 years old. She was born in 2001. She is a perfume-scented, long-legged, moody, walking reminder of how long it has been since that fateful […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to September 2018

September is one of our favorite months here in Des Moines. School is in full swing and the fresh air is full of possibilities! Enjoy all Central Iowa has to offer with our curated calendar featuring our favorite family events in Des Moines this month. Here at Des Moines Moms Blog, we’re thrilled to offer two […]

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Can Our Kids Really Do ANY Thing?

“You can do anything!” It’s the four-word refrain parents, teachers, and coaches proclaim on a daily basis to the kids in their care. From the time they are infants taking their first steps to high school graduates choosing their next steps, we repeat this phrase over and over again. It’s well-meaning. We want our kids […]

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