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The Real Moms of Eastern Iowa


The Real Moms of Eastern Iowa sounds like a reality show, but it's not. It's a blog presented by UnityPoint Health to help eastern Iowan moms communicate with one another. Seven different women from the eastern Iowa area including Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque all contribute to the blog. Outside of the seven bloggers, real moms in the community are also welcome to share their stories, exchange information, and support each other.

Kim Oyen lives in Dubuque County. She began blogging for the Real Moms of Eastern Iowa blog about a month ago. Oyen has two children, an almost two-year-old daughter, and 3-month-old son. Oyen said she hopes to gain guidance from other moms in the area.

"I'm looking at it as a way to say 'this is what I am doing please contact me or please give me input on what you do and how you do it,'" Oyen said Thursday.

Officials with UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital in Dubuque said they hope the website allows mothers from all walks of life to connect with one another. They also hope the blog allows moms to get more information about motherhood.

"It's really awesome in that it includes moms that are step-moms, moms that have new babies, maybe the mom has a baby and a toddler, or maybe a mom with older children," said Sue Chapman with UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital.

Check out the Real Moms of Eastern Iowa blog HERE.

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