Becky grew up in Iowa and moved to Waukee in 2009 after she and her husband, Russ, settled into teaching jobs in the Metro. She and Russ have been married since June 2006 and have three boys, Henry (2010), Wesley (2013), and Calvin (2015). She teaches in Waukee and loves the small town feel that one of the fastest growing zip codes in the U.S. has to offer. For fun, Becky enjoys spending time with her boys, blogging at ByBMG, keeping up with fashion and make-up, making crafts that can be accomplished in a nap time, and “vacations” to Target.
pandemic travel

We Took a Family Vacation During the Pandemic

My family decided to take a vacation during the COVID Pandemic. Honestly, admitting it out loud makes me nervous for all the backlash of people saying we’re irresponsible. But let me explain.  My husband and...

Purchases That are Saving My Sanity

I have always been an Amazon Prime fan, but during this time of social distancing, I have been even more grateful to have that lovely service to deliver things to my door! Here are some...

Where Do I Fit In?

When I fill out my paperwork at the OB, I put down 4 pregnancies and 3 live births.  When we were trying to conceive our first child, we got negative pregnancy tests for 9 months...

20 Outdoor Activities for Spring

It's finally spring! I love being able to send my kids outside to play and burn off some energy. Here's a big list of outdoor activities for you if you're stuck in a rut of...
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Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

I have a huge sweet tooth, but I try to avoid giving my kiddos much candy in their baskets. To be honest, it's hard to say, "Here's all this candy, but don't eat it!"...
DIY valentine

DIY Valentine Heart Garland

Sometimes holidays sneak up on me and before I know it, it's a few days before and I haven't done much to decorate or prepare to celebrate. Today I wanted to share an easy...
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10 Must-Have Craft Supplies to Keep Kids Busy

During the dead of winter (or even the heat of summer), when going outside isn't always pleasant, having a craft or activity closet to raid is a savior! Here are my favorite craft supplies....

Ideas for Teacher Gifts from a Teacher

I'm on a few mom Facebook groups, and questions come up often this time of year about what gifts are great for teachers and caretakers for the holidays. As a teacher myself, I never expect...
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Easy and Affordable Holiday Place Settings

The holidays can be so fun, but also so stressful. Living in a Pinterest and Instagram world, we can see holiday tables people have spent hundreds of dollars making up and feel like maybe...
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I Had an Unplanned Non-Medicated Birth

This editorial series, Stork Stories, is brought to you by Des Moines Moms Blog and MercyOne. All 8 original articles from the Stork Stories series can be found here. I will always remember that weekend. I was 38...