There are many nights when the handful of hours between preschool pickup and bedtime don’t feel like nearly enough. But there are also weeks when the after-dinner dark seemed to stretch forever. So, I came up with a game...
“No, thank you, Mommy. I LOVE my diapers!” Those are words that can make parents of a 3 ½-year- old cringe during potty training. If your child is older than three, healthy, and not potty trained after three months of trying,...
I saw this meme on Facebook last week, and it quickly became the backdrop of my phone! Seriously, I don’t know if I will ever sleep all night again! We had our third baby just over a year ago. The...
Before I had kids, I had certain ideas of how far apart I wanted my kids. My husband and I talked about what we ideally would want. I knew I wanted 3 to 4 kids, all 2 to 3...
I am so ready for summer. Warm weather, bike rides, popsicles, and swimming pools. With all the fun activities of summer, we also see an increase in the occurrence of unintentional injuries. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of...
This post is part 2 of 5 in the series To Train Up a Child. Mention the phrase “sleep training” and a few hot button topics come right to mind. Crying it out. Co-sleeping. Scheduling. Baby Wise…. I’ve done a little...
 In March, our family welcomed  our 2nd son, Charlie, to our family.  I would be lying if I said I did not worry about how bringing a new baby into our life would affect not only our family as...
Since becoming a mom, one of my favorite rituals has been hearing other moms’ birth stories and sharing my own. Like the babies themselves, each labor is unique. There always seems to be something that doesn’t go according to...
There is a fantastic reason why I almost chose not to tell my #metoo story.  I could tell you that it's because it is too personal for me to share on this platform, but that's not why.  I could tell you...
August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week; and Des Moines Moms Blog is joining people in more than 170 countries in the celebration. We are pleased to bring you a series of posts this week on the topic of breastfeeding,...

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