Angela Squires

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Angela is a happy wife to Travis and blessed mom of four beautiful children--Abel, Amariah, and fraternal twins Isabel and Elliana. She embraces her full-time job as Mom and is now in her sixth year of homeschooling her children. Angela has a passion for the written word--both reading it and expressing herself through it--and deeply enjoys writing at both Eternal Outlook [with Angela] and Des Moines Moms Blog. Angela has a heart for a healthy family life and enjoys doing what it takes to create one. Her goal in life is to live in a way that glorifies God, growing in her relationship with Him and impacting others for Him.
Why I Started Serving Juice with Breakfast | Des Moines Moms Blog

Why I Started Serving Juice with Breakfast

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Mornings have changed in our house—for the better—and it’s all because of the beauty of a sunrise…. I don’t know exactly when it happened, but somewhere along the way, I stopped loving breakfast. Or maybe...
Destination Wyoming: Family Vacation and Couple's Getaway Itineraries | Des Moines Moms Blog

Destination Wyoming: Our Summer Family Vacation and Our Winter Couple’s Escape

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I think I’ve found my heaven on earth. Last summer, after spending the school year learning about westward expansion in our American History studies, we had a strong desire to “go west” for our family...
Stocking the Pantry Staples | Des Moines Moms Blog

Stocking the Pantry: Which Staples I Buy in Bulk

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How’s that January budget coming along? Have you already spent more on food than you planned to? I don’t know about you, but if we end up overspending on the month, it’s typically in...
Be Still, My Soul | Des Moines Moms Blog

Be Still: 3 Things I’m Choosing to Treasure (and How)

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If I could characterize my 2015 in one word, I’d have to say it was BUSY. And not in one of those cliché “how've you been? oh...busy” kind of ways, but in an unrestful,...
Younique by Angela Squires | Des Moines Moms Blog

The Gift of a Christmas Past

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I remember a Christmas not so long ago when my husband surprised me with tickets to The Lion King. It was a huge deal — not just because I’d always wanted to experience that...

3 Quick and Easy Make-Ahead Meals, Mexican Style

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The older my kids get, the less time I have to spend in the kitchen; and what time I do have seems to come in short and scattered periods. Meals I can make in a...
The Family Meeting: Doing Business with Those in Your Home

The Family Meeting: Doing Business with Those in Your Home

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Busy busy busy. Everyone seems to be so busy this time of year. I mean, it’s not just us, right? Between all the activities that back-to-school brings (not to mention homeschooling itself), practices and...
Between Saturdays: Attempts at Conquering the Calendar

Between Saturdays: Attempts at Conquering the Calendar

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Do you ever have one of those days where you somehow don’t have any deadlines pressing in on you, nothing urgent on your to-do list, and you can just sit down on the couch...
What Back-to-School Means for the Homeschooling Mom

What Back-to-School Means for the Homeschooling Mom

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This post is part 2 of 5 in the Back-to-School 2015 series. School is about to kick into gear, and that means… I have to, too! Where homeschooling is really this work-at-home mom’s full-time job, Summer...
When Multitasking Goes Wrong + Tips for Drawing the Line

When Multitasking Goes Wrong + Tips for Drawing the Line

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Multitasking. It’s an ability we mothers pride ourselves on. That we can carry on two conversations while changing the baby's diaper AND fixing the toddler’s broken toy makes us feel like some sort of...