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.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness: Remembering Ande Lynn (and Other Babies Lost Too Soon)

Remembering Ande Lynn (and Other Babies Gone Too Soon)

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October 15. This day didn't always mean something to me. And there was a time when I wished it still didn't. When the pain was still raw. The memory, fresh. The loss, new. Six years...
Grade School Romance

Grade School Romance: Why My 7-Year-Old Daughter Will Not Be Your Girlfriend

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It was Sunday afternoon. The kids had gone outside to ride their bikes, and my husband had stepped into the garage. I was alone in the living room doing some exercises when five-year-old Isabel...

5 Easy Lunch Ideas

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What mom doesn’t need quick, easy lunch options? As a homeschooling mom of four, I don’t have much time in the morning hours for meal preparation. In fact, school goes right up until lunch time;...
Homeschooling, Instructor's Guide, School Books, Teacher Supplies

The Truth about Homeschooling

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The truth about homeschooling is this: it’s scary. Fun, exhilarating, rewarding, enlightening, yes. But scary. Every summer preceding a new homeschool year, I become fearful. How in the world am I going to do this?...
Rainbow Loom, Rubber Band Looming, Hand-On Activities for Kids

The Toy That “Bands” Our Kids Together

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There’s a toy that’s taken the nation by storm. It’s in many of your houses (and scattered across many of your floors). It manifests in bracelets and rings and charms and figures—in just about...
Iowa State Fair, Family Fun, Field Trip, Things to Do

A Different Kind of “Trip” to the Iowa State Fair

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It’s not too many years ago that I would have told you I’d never been to a State Fair in my life. In the last several years since being introduced to the “amazingly amusing”...

Our Summer of Fitness: How My Husband Won Farrell’s and I Lost Flab

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This summer has been for my family a summer of fitness. After years of bouncing around between failed gym memberships, short-lived home workout routines, and no exercise at all, my husband and I decided...

Prime Nutrition: Local Business Highlight and Product Review (plus a special offer for DMMB...

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I recently had the good fortune of working with Alicia Seifert of Prime Nutrition in West Des Moines, and I’m excited to tell you about my experience with her business, her services, and her...

Iowa State Fair Field Trip Program: Fun, Kid-Friendly, Hands-On Learning + GIVEAWAY

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As the mom of a family that loves to learn, I was more than ready to say, “Yes!” when the Iowa State Fair contacted me about partnering with them to help promote their field...

DOing Summer, BEing Mom

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The kids and I commenced our summer break almost four weeks ago, and it’s already starting to fly by. It’s not so much the weeks that are fleeting as it is the days. At the...