Kimberly Isburg

Kimberly Isburg
Kimberly is a Northwest Iowa native, a Drake University graduate, and a fan of all things Des Moines. She is a girly girl who grew up and became a boy mom, and is now an expert on all types of construction equipment and big machines. She shares her Des Moines home with hubby Sam (2006) and sons Jack (March 2014) and Henry (December 2016). Kimberly studied magazine journalism in college, spent 10 years working for a newspaper, and recently became a postpartum doula. In her abundant (and almost nonexistent) free time she enjoys writing about mom life, drinking coffee, documenting time with family and friends, starting Shutterfly projects she rarely finishes, doing Crossfit, and daydreaming about future decorating and crafting projects.
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Where to See Santa in Des Moines

It's the most wonderful time of the year—Santa is coming to Des Moines! You can still get cute photos of your kids with Santa this year. Most places are requiring reservations but are also...
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5 Questions to Ask Before Your Baby is Born

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to having a new baby. Lots of expectant parents spend so much of their time and energy preparing for labor and birth and getting the...
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5 Places for Fall Photos in Des Moines

Fall is probably everyone’s favorite time to have family photos taken. It’s usually not too hot or too cold, the vibrant fall colors on the trees make such a beautiful backdrop, plus it’s just...
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Making the school choice I never expected to make

Have you seen that meme circulating on social media where Ariel is signing her name to a big scary contract with Ursula? That pretty much sums up how I feel about our...
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5 Summer Photography Locations in Des Moines

Photography has always been a hobby of mine, so when my kiddos were born, I wanted to make sure we had professional pictures taken regularly. Though I don’t love the process of coordinating all...

Guide to Des Moines Farmers Markets in 2020

Farmers markets are a summer favorite for many families. The local produce, fresh flowers, Iowa-raised meat, handmade goods and crafts, and fresh baked goods bring an opportunity to discover new products and vendors in...
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5 Ways to Celebrate a Birthday Virtually

My oldest son Jack turned 6 last week, just as the impact of the current global health crisis was becoming apparent. For the week or two before we’d gradually been scaling back his birthday...

A to Z Des Moines Guide for Families

Whether you need a change of pace, somewhere new to take the kids, or a fabulous off-the-beaten-track place to take your out-of-town visitors, look no further than our ultimate Des Moines Guide! It's packed...
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Des Moines Consignment Sales this Spring

Anyone else feel like their little ones have grown several inches over the winter? I have a large pile of too-small clothes in both my boys’ closets that are begging for a new home. I’m...

Winter Bucket List: What to Do in Des Moines this Winter

Winter weather making you and your kiddos a little antsy? Beat (or at least minimize) cabin fever with the mom-approved ideas. From fun and unique things to do around Des Moines, to creative and boredom-busting...