My journey to motherhood was never one I dreamed about as a little girl. I certainly never had the heart to become a stay-at-home mom, and I wasn't even sure I wanted children of my own. In fact, I was pretty immature and selfish...
My sons’ favorite meals are tacos, burgers, pizza, and chicken nuggets. I can’t blame them; after all, these foods are all delicious. However, my kids prefer the bare-bones versions of these delicacies: meat and cheese only. Oh, and carbs. Meat,...
Raising twins isn’t an apples to apples comparison. As moms, we quickly learn that each of our kids is unique, whether or not they are twins. I realize my twin girls are not apples, but I often find myself...
Hello mom-blog lovers! I’m excited to join the team and start collaborating with this network of warriors. In my guest post about going back to grad school while I was pregnant, I mentioned the importance of building a network of...
Mothering a child with Down syndrome has taken me on the most beautifully winding road. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and I want you to know my daughter Eliza is a gift. For all her needs, for all her milestones...
Hello Des Moines moms! I've been a fan of the Des Moines Moms Blog for a couple years now, so I am really excited to join the team of contributors! Being a mom has given me a lot of...
Des Moines Moms Blog recognizes that moms wear a lot of hats. You are a mom, wife, friend, diaper changer, nose wiper, meal planner, lost toy finder, the list goes on and on! This summer we are thrilled to feature...
Who has the newest iPhone? Or Galaxy? Or whichever brand floats your boat? How many of you have kids who also have the latest and greatest electronic devices? I’m hesitant to write this post, because I am afraid fellow parents who...
Have you noticed that some of the most beloved characters in kid's literature have been separated from their moms due to tragic circumstances? Harry Potter. The Penderwicks, The Pevensie Kids. Do you ever get the sense that children's authors like getting...
We've been a family of five now for almost 9 months now. I'm by no means an expert, but after three kids, I can confidently say we've learned a few things along the way! Here are some lessons from...

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