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exclusively pumping and tips if exclusive pumping is for you

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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Spring Fashion: Crushing on Blush

The birds are chirping, the grass is visible, and I’m pondering washing up the kids’ winter coats and snow pants. That can only mean one thing, spring is here! Every spring I feel a sense of relief that the winter is over. It also puts me in the mood to freshen up my wardrobe for […]

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Science Center of Iowa: Family STEM Institute

The Science Center of Iowa is offering a new program for families who want to help their kids get a head start on STEM learning. Family STEM Institute classes are led by early childhood experts from the SCI Preschool. These educators understand children’s natural inclination to explore and are experts at informal learning. Classes focus […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to April 2018

With our April guide to events and activities in Des Moines, your family will have no reason to say, “Mom, I’m bored!” — trust us! This curated calendar features unique spring events (Beautiful Bulldog Contest! Donut festivals! Astronauts! Free pony rides!). Here’s to enjoying all that Des Moines has to offer this month: no assembly required. […]

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