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 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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Back to school, but not back to normal

My oldest child is headed back to school in person this fall to begin second grade. This is after a year of virtual school and spending the majority of the past 18 months at...
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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...

A to Z Guide to Family Fun in Des Moines

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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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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Des Moines Area Pumpkin Spice Everything

It’s September, leaves are subtly starting to change color, and the evenings are starting to cool down. You know what that means: It’s Pumpkin Spice time! I know it’s not everyone’s cup of coffee,...
Virtual School

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 back to...
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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...
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5 Indoor Photo Spots in Des Moines

It’s that time of year when nobody wants to be outside for very long. It’s also a time of year when families and photographers might not be quite as busy, making it a good...
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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...