Have you ever had one of those days when your kids won't stop crying and nothing you do can make them stop whining or hanging onto you? Sometimes the best way to get out of a funk is to...
Before I had kids, I had certain ideas of how far apart I wanted my kids. My husband and I talked about what we ideally would want. I knew I wanted 3 to 4 kids, all 2 to 3...
Whether it’s cheering for your hometown high school football team on Friday nights, sitting on the bleachers with other football parents, or tailgating with friends during a college football game, football brings us all together.
The transition from elementary to middle school is big. I was excited when my stepdaughter’s teacher sent an email asking parents or other special people in the students’ lives to write a letter to the student. The teacher would...
“We need coaches.” You've probably gotten an email with that subject line and thought about deleting it. Somebody else will do it. I don't have any experience in that activity. It's really a "dad thing." Believe me, I happily sat...
Everyone knows bringing home a baby can be a stressful time for parents, but did you know a new baby can also be stressful for older siblings? Depending on their ages, big siblings can experience a variety of big...
Whether a lake or an ocean, I think it's true what they say; life is better at the beach. Give me the sound of waves rolling in, the sand between my toes, and the warm sun shining and I...
I am not a soccer mom. At the moment. By that, I mean that my children (aged 3, 6, and 9) are not currently involved in a soccer league or camp. In fact, they are in no organized sports whatsoever.  I’m surprisingly...
As a mom to a high schooler, I'm starting to feel a little of bit of a tug on my heart as I realize I don't have many years left with my kids at home. While we are at...
Hello, my name is Mary and I am a skater mom. My 11-year-old daughter has been skateboarding for over a year now and I must admit this has become one of my favorite hobbies of hers. It has been...

In + Around Des Moines

Best Hotels in Des Moines with Indoor Pools

Don't wait for your next big trip to enjoy a hotel pool! Des Moines has many hotels with fabulous pools and even water parks....