Brittney Rutherford

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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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Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

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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

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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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Last time I went into a lingerie store to buy something sexy, I probably had a Blackberry in my purse and walked past a Twilight movie poster on my way to a Victoria’s Secret...
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The Mental Side of COVID-19

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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

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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...
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Christmas Tree Farms Near Des Moines

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Nothing compares to having a real Christmas tree. Your house smells amazing and picking it out is half the fun! Start a family tradition and get a real Christmas tree in Des Moines this...
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5 Best Places to See Fall Leaves in Central Iowa

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Central Iowa is beautiful this time of year! If checking out fall color is on your bucket list, check out one of these spots. Take a drive and enjoy the fall leaves.  Where to See...
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Explore Clear Lake this Fall

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Is anyone else exhausted? Like you just need to stop and reset? I'm there. COVID-19 stinks. Working full-time and trying to figure out school for our elementary-age kids is really, really rough. I need to...

Backyard July 4 Celebration Ideas

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My absolute favorite holiday is July 4.. The entire day is spent outside, the food is great, and the beer is cold. It’s also fun and relaxing – but, this year might look a...
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What I’ve Learned Working from Home

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We’re like a lot of families. We both work outside the home. One kid is in school and one goes to daycare. We coach little league, hang out with friends, like date nights, and...