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...
Making homemade ornaments is one of our family's favorite holiday traditions. This easy recipe is a familiar staple in many households. Not only is it a perfect hands-on sensory experience for my toddler, but fun for the whole family. We love to...
As a child, I remember countless family road trips!  The memories flood my mind with so many happy things. Until I was a Mom, I had no idea how daunting it was to actually GET to that amazing destination to...
If you know me, you know I love summer!  I much prefer humidity and even excessive heat to the frigid cold and snow of winter. In fact, I would gladly live perpetually in the summer season if given the...

In + Around Des Moines

Iowa Cubs: Cubbie’s Kids Club

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  After a harsh and long winter, summer is finally here! The Des Moines community is a fun place to be, with new and exciting...
Fireworks Des Moines

Des Moines Fireworks