Jody Halsted

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Writer and photographer of captivating travel escapades, family foibles and objective critiques. Well, that's what it says on my business card.... It's difficult to sum up a work-at-home mom in so few words. I am a homeschooling mom to my two daughters, Brenna and Caelan, wife to a very hard working husband, Doug, freelance writer, social media educator, public speaker, and unrepentant travel junkie. I'm living the dream in Iowa, and dreaming of living in Ireland. Sharing Our Ireland travel tales at Ireland with Kids.
Princess Party at Stacey's Prom, Bridal & Formal Wear in Des Moines, Iowa

Party Like a Princess at Stacey’s in Urbandale

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Birthdays seem to be the topic du jour here at Des Moines Moms Blog. Katie talked about her Birthday Party Blues a couple weeks ago, and Bekah followed with Birthday Party on a Budget....
Canning Vegetables

Becoming More Self Sufficient: Backyard Farming

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I grew up on a pretty large farm in southwest Iowa.  At one time or another we had cows, pigs, sheep, goats and chickens.  We always had a garden- I believe it was a...
Mobile Phone Photo Contest

Enter the #VZWHoliday Mobile Phone Photo Contest for a Chance to Win a New...

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Des Moines Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Verizon Wireless for our greatest contest yet! Over a quarter of all photos taken are snapped with smartphones now.  Which makes sense- it’s always with you,...

Win a New Disney Recordable Storybook & Tickets to Disney on Ice in Des...

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In my house it never fails....  I'm making dinner, or folding laundry, or doing dishes, or... or... or....  And one of my girls will ask, "Mom, can you read a book to me?"  As...