Remember this awesome GIVEAWAY we shared with you in March? Thanks to the generosity of Instructor and Artist Sharon Hatten, more than 20 of our local families were able to participate in art classes during the month of April. We all...
Today's Giveaway is from Chick-fil-A Paradise Pointe on Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines. Eat Mor Chikin! Everyone knows about Chick-fil-A right? The cute little cow. The unparalleled customer service. The generous company that makes a difference! If not,...
It has been another long day at home with the kids. The baby is teething and grumpy and the preschooler is bored. You know that if you stay in your house for another second your head is going to...
Today's post is sponsored by Apex Athletics: Taking cheerleading to the next level.   About Apex Athletics Director Nicole Gould shares: "We opened in 2009 with a goal to provide a great service to all of our customers whether they were 18...
Every mama wants to make her child's birthday party or friend's baby shower extra special. So we spend hours on decorations, cute party favors, food, and those little details that will make it "Pinterest worthy." I'm guilty of being "that"...
If you're like our family and at home this week instead of some warm, sunny, delightful tropical beach somewhere, here's a quick and easy activity for the kiddos! How to Make Homemade Playdough with Essential Oils: There are a million recipes...
As a busy mother of three, I find it increasingly difficult to be creative with what/how I teach my children.  I definitely want be a huge part of their learning process!  So, needless to say, I was excited when...

Growing Readers

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We all know you are supposed to read to your children and the huge benefit our children receive from that, right?  But I admit, I didn't really read to my kids, especially as babies. Maybe it was fatigue or just the thought...
I was out and about last week and a friend and I were talking about the tasks my soon-to-be 3 year-old helps with around the house.  A sweet little lady overheard and proudly stated, "That is WAY too young...
You’ve probably heard of sensory play, but did you know that this type of play is very beneficial for children? From birth, babies learn about their world using their 5 senses: seeing, smelling, hearing, feeling & tasting. As they...

In + Around Des Moines

Movers & Shakers: Jodi Long WHO TV Anchor

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Des Moines Mom recognizes that moms wear a lot of hats. You are a mom, wife, friend, diaper changer, nose wiper, meal planner, lost...