Passionate About Des Moines
and the Moms Who Live Here

Dear 25-Year-Old Self

This is what I wish I would have known five years ago. Dear 25-Year-Old Self, I see how you look longingly at pregnant women. I know how every time another friend shares with you that they are expecting that you smile and choke out words of congratulations all while choking back tears. You wonder why after over a year […]

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night before my birthday book

The Night Before My Birthday Book – Giveaway

We celebrated our daughter’s birthday this past weekend. It seems like only yesterday she weighed 3 pounds and our home was the NICU at Blank Children’s Hospital and here we are today, already 3 years old! I love celebrating her every day, but especially, on her birthday! I had the opportunity to get my hands on this […]

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Crystal Newcomb Creative Studios – Giveaway

Today’s Giveaway is from Crystal Newcomb Creative Studios. Awesome. Affordable. Artistic. And absolutely the perfect solution for those Spring portraits you need to start thinking about. About Crystal “I have been taking photos my entire life, professionally about 6 years. I do all kinds of photography from weddings to product photography for small local businesses but […]

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Connecting with your Mate!

It’s Valentine’s Day!!  WHOOO HOOOO! It’s time to celebrate you and your lover!  Some people boo over V-day and call it a Hallmark holiday…but ladies…it usually entails a nice dinner out or some other goodie from your man…so, let’s celebrate! I thought it would be fun to talk about CONNECTING with your mate!  It’s so […]

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought this would be an appropriate time to examine some simple ways we can ‘guard our heart’, not emotionally but physically.  Our hearts are filled with love and joy for our families and swell with the precious moments they provide us.  Seeing our kids hurt tugs at our heart strings, […]

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Lolly Wolly Doodle – Giveaway

Today’s GIVEAWAY is from Lolly Wolly Doodle – a children’s clothing company that creates whimsical, bright and playful collections for kids of all ages. Lolly Wolly Doodle clothing and accessories are designed and sewn with care, attention, and love – offering beautiful clothes at affordable prices. Our Story: In 2008, Brandi Tysinger-Temple was like any […]

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