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Same Teams | Des Moines Moms Blog

Same Teams

My son teaches me things daily. Whether it’s a lesson on patience for myself, unconditional love, or how many sippies full of juice it takes before he needs a potty break. It came as no surprise when he again made me stop and go, “Wow. What a great lesson for life.” It was a normal day […]

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30 Things I've Learned Since College | Des Moines Moms Blog

30 Things I’ve Learned Since College

I opened an email from The Iowa State Foundation and read, “Congratulations! You graduated from college 10 years ago!” I choked on my lemon infused water. When I was in college, I… met my husband. Fulfilled many of my athletic dreams. Worked my tail off (and perfected procrastination). Had purple hair and a pierced nose. […]

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned as a First-Time Mom

Before I even became pregnant, I was already envisioning what life would be like as a mom: lots of snuggles, walks, laughs, adventures and quality time spent together. I wasn’t completely naïve – I knew parenthood would have its share of challenges, from breastfeeding to sleep deprivation to questioning my every decision, but I didn’t […]

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My Independent Daughter

Alternate Title: The Scariest Day of My Life My oldest has always been extremely independent and very outgoing. From an early age she has wanted to do things her own way. I love this characteristic in her. She is not afraid to try anything. Trying new activities is an adventure for her and she braves […]

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