Feeling stressed? Need an endorphin rush? You could go for a run. Or out for a great dinner (super likely, right now). Maybe you could wipe out Target’s chocolate stash. Or you could try my no-cost, pandemic-safe, minimal-time-required advice: read...
Hey 2021! So good to see you! If any of you are like me, we spent a good part of 2020 adjusting to new routines and lots more family and home time. 2020 was tumultuous but also a time...
Dear Younger Mom Me, I have so much I want to tell you. There will be SO many decisions you will make just in the first year of your new baby’s life. You will fret over most of them. But you...
Goals. Resolutions. Timelines. Failures. Successes. These are words we are hearing a lot right now. As 2020 came to an end, I was ready for a fresh start. Time to look towards what the future is going to...
Every time yet another crazy headline lands, some jokey pundit on social media makes the comment, “Well, I didn’t have this on my 2020 bingo card!” Every time, I laugh. Not many people have the time to actually make a 2020...
I turn 42 this month. 42. How can I be 42? It seems like just yesterday when I thought turning 40 would mean I was “old”. In my teens and twenties it seemed to me my life would be on...
“I graduated in 2010.” From high school? I shriek as I remember how proud I was of my good fortune in managing to complete my undergraduate program in the year 2000.   It’s happening more and more these days. I make...
treat yourself

8 Ways to Treat Yourself

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It's no secret this year has been hard. Probably the most difficult year some of us have ever experienced. Now more than ever, moms need little ways to treat yourself because honestly, for me, those little treats are what...
How is everyone holding up? In March I wrote a post about taking care of your mental health in the times of COVID-19. It's been 7 months since I wrote that post and wow, have things changed since then....
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Holiday Gifts for Busy Moms

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The holiday season is here! If you're anything like me, I've already put my tree up before Thanksgiving because let's face it; we could all use a little more joy in 2020. As moms, we almost always are putting...

In + Around Des Moines

Des Moines Consignment Sales this Spring

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Kids grow like weeds, weeds that need clothes and stuff. Luckily, Des Moines has myriad consignment events and stores to help fill those closets....
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Houseplant Care 101

Fish Fries in Des Moines 2021