Sounds crazy right? We thought so too but recently returned from Italy and Paris with our 18 month old daughter and lived to tell about it! As I was preparing for our trip, I searched online for helpful tips and...

Bowen’s Surgery

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Last week, on Monday, I took my handsome little man in for a scheduled surgery.  He was born with a Dermoid cyst above his right eye.  (Beware: IF you google dermoid cyst you may embark upon some nasty photos!) ...
My baby boy just turned 1 year old on May 23rd. (Waaaaaa!!!) I cannot believe how quickly 365 days can go by. While I do miss the tiny snuggles, squeaks and squirms, I absolutely love each and every age....
Do you have a family who loved and supported you through your pregnancy? If so, be thankful because not all women share that same experience. Today, we want to tell you a bit about Ruth Harbor, an amazing home...

Thriving With Boys

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The year was 2000. I was a blushing bride with a strapping young husband by my side. Our life stretched out before us, a mysteriously blank canvass. I have always dreamt of having kids. I envisioned myself as a...
I'm thrilled to share my newest favorite thing with you today: It's an inspiring, life-changing, easy-to-use, inspiring curriculum from Mother Goose Time! Mother Goose Time is a professionally developed preschool curriculum that nurtures the whole child and supports the child's social, emotional...
I was deeply impacted and touched by the local home school conference I attended a few weekends ago.  Before you think, I don't home school so this post won't apply to me, please keep reading - it applies to...
Grace Ballet & Gymnastics Studio's motto is “Teaching Character Through Dance” Our goal is to teach not only quality dance and gymnastics instruction, but also to teach lasting character qualities to each and every student through example and encouragement. Owner Anna...
One of my favorite things to do with my kids is to take them out to do fun activities on my Thursdays and Fridays at home with them. I often get asked how I am brave enough to take both...
Today's Post was written by local Mom and talented Author Rebecca Janni. We are so lucky to feature her tips on biking and are grateful for her GIVEAWAY today! Now that the snow has melted, it's Bike Rodeo time in...

In + Around Des Moines

Des Moines Outdoor Summer Concert Guide 2022

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Warm nights, lawn chairs, snacks, and refreshments, all make for a perfect outdoor concert experience. From nights at a local winery or the big...