Brittney Rutherford

Brittney and her husband, Tyler, have been married for 10 years and live in Ames. Their two sons, Beckett (5) and Hudson (3), keep them on their toes with constant wrestling, dinosaur-related questions and daily inquiries as to when their next trip to get ice cream will be. Brittney works full time in marketing and communications. She likes to bike (the kind with pedals), visit family, hang out with friends, be in or on water - and always has good coffee and red wine on hand.
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Are You a Geriatric Millennial Mom?

The term, “geriatric millennial” took the internet by storm earlier this year when Erica Dhawan wrote about those of us born in the early ’80s being comfortable with analog and digital technology. Business Insider...
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6 Simple Kid’s Birthday Ideas

A bakery-perfect cake, centerpieces made from antique jars filled with bubble gum, and handmade superhero capes for all of the kids who attended describes my oldest son’s first birthday perfectly – and that’s the...
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Easy After School Snacks

School is right around the corner and that means hungry kids will be getting off school busses everywhere asking for after school snacks. Keeping the fridge and cupboard stocked with things that keep kids...
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5 Tips for Working Moms This Summer

Someone once told me, “You have 18 summers with your kids and they’re gone.” I work outside the home and that was a gut punch because it’s true on some levels. Summer as a...

The Best Swimsuits for Moms

Pools will be open (check out our pool guide here), vacations are happening, and we’re all looking forward to some fun in the sun! If your swimsuit has been in a drawer since 2019, you're...
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Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

We’ve all seen her. I mean, really? Cheetos in her son’s lunch? And, why is her kid wearing that for school pictures? Hello, my name is Brittney, and I am that mom. My gas tank is...

My Love/Hate Relationship with my SUV

I’m what you’d call an SUV mom. Parking at the back of the Target lot and reminding the kids, “Watch your doors!!” is the norm for us. My husband is a wannabe van man. He’d...

Sexy Valentine Looks for Moms

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The Mental Side of COVID-19

Our minds are funny things. When we have a chance to win a fabulous trip, we think, “There’s NO way I’ll win.” But, if it’s something bad – like COVID-19 – we think, “I’m...

Plan a Staycation in Des Moines

Sometimes a staycation is just what you need to reset after a crazy season. Our last hotel stay was in the Wisconsin Dells right as the coronavirus entered our lives. Recently, we were talking...