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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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...
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Mom Guilt: We’re All in it Together

Can we talk about mom guilt for a second? You know the feeling. That hard-to-ignore voice telling you that you could have or should have done something different. The times when you find yourself thinking...

Des Moines Area Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide

This guide offers ALL of the resources needed for a successful pregnancy and postpartum period in the Des Moines area.
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Where to See Christmas Lights in Des Moines 2019

Looking for the best places to see Christmas lights in Des Moines? We’ve got you covered. This is a great holiday tradition the whole family will love. Bundle up the kids, turn on the...
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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 get cute photos of your kids sitting on his lap or enjoy breakfast or milk and cookies with Santa....
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31 Jokes for Beggars’ Night

I didn’t grow up in Central Iowa, so when I bought a house in Des Moines I was new to the concept of Beggars' Night. (Traditionally October 30 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.)...
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Des Moines Holiday Markets and Craft Shows 2019

We are thrilled to partner with the Jester Park Nature Center to bring you this holiday market guide.  The Jester Park Nature Center’s Locally Grown, Raised, & Created Fall Makers Market is a handcrafted marketplace...