Mercedies

Mercedies
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Mercedies is a Des Moines native. She attended the University of Iowa (GO HAWKS!), where her passion for events really grew. She works from home as the Events Coordinator for a downtown event venue. She enjoys biking, home projects, traveling, and farmers' markets with her husband and two red-headed sons, Bennett and Henry. When she has a free moment she loves to read, plan her next trip, and finish her cup of coffee before noon.
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Des Moines Shop Local Gift Guide

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Supporting local businesses is one of our favorite things to do ALL YEAR and it is especially important this year! Check out our great gift guide to Des Moines Shops and Businesses to help you...

Babes + Babies: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Recap

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Babes + Babies :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Babes + Babies Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s Hospital, and supported by MercyOne, Broadlawns, and...
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Parents of Redheads, I am Here For You

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Photo credit: April & August Photography Parents of redheads, "Oh, that red hair!" has been a phrase that has followed me for the last seven years of my life. I am sure you have heard it...

Babes + Babies: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms | October 25,...

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Babes + Babies :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Babes + Babies Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s Hospital, and supported by MercyOne, Broadlawns, and...

Apple Orchards and Picking Apples in Des Moines

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With a different pace and schedule this fall, apple picking is a great way to spend time with the family and the perfect fall activity kids can enjoy this year in Des Moines. Whether you...

Pumpkin Patches in Des Moines Area

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Happy Fall! The air is crisp and the leaves are turning shades of yellow, red, and orange. Load up the family and head to one of the many pumpkin patches in Des Moines for...
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Dietary Restrictions While Breastfeeding

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Moms hear about all the things we should and should not eat while pregnant, but are rarely reminded of the possible dietary restrictions while breastfeeding. While nursing both of my boys I was challenged...
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12 Best Patios in Des Moines

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Des Moines boasts an array of fabulous restaurant patios. If you’re feeling you need to enjoy a patio other than your own, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite patios around Des Moines to make...

Free + Cheap Outdoor Movies in Des Moines

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Des Moines Fireworks

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  Fireworks are a hallmark of the 4th of July. While some fireworks shows are canceled or postponed this year, there are still fireworks happening in Des Moines and central Iowa in 2020. Every family...