Parenting Resources, Book Recommendations, Sleep Training, Preparing for Baby, Breastfeeding, Babywise

My 8 Favorite Parenting Resources

As a parent, I’ll take all the help I can get. Although listening to my intuition is certainly crucial, I’ve found a lot of comfort and gained a lot of knowledge from books, blogs, and DVDs. Here are the eight resources I loved and recommend to new moms! 1. Babywise. I know this book and its authors […]

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A Mom’s Guide to Pumpkin Patches and Orchards in the Des Moines Area

My favorite season of all time is fall! The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, fall sports are in full swing, and, of course, the pumpkin patches and apple orchards are open! We have compiled a list of some of our favorite patches and orchards to visit in and around Des Moines. Patch’s Pumpkins […]

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Work-from-Home Husband

Hello, my name is Rachel, and my husband works from home. That’s how I feel I should introduce my life as of lately. I feel like we (housewives with work-at-home husbands) should have a support group. And, I KNOW the husbands should as well. This post could go for stay-at-home dads of work-at-home wives, too. […]

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Creating a Baby Registry: Advice for the Mom-to-Be

A friend of mine recently asked me for some advice planning her baby registry.  I was honored to be a part of the occasion and quickly jumped at the chance to offer my guidance.  After all, it was just a few short years ago when I was planning for my 1st.  I’m certainly not an […]

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Focus on the Food Groups: A Visual Activity for Young Kids

If you are a mom to young kids, you know that most days feel like a snack free-for-all. Each day, I encourage my daughter to think of choices that include fruits, veggies, and protein rather than “snack” type foods. While we talk about it frequently, I wanted a visual way to demonstrate this to my daughter. I hoped an activity […]

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Fit4Mom of Des Moines Introduces Fit4Baby

Today’s post is sponsored by Fit4Mom Des Moines. FIT4MOM is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre- and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood. Our mission is to help you make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life! Our classes are meant to give you a total body workout and can be […]

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