Have you ever asked yourself how clean your beauty products are?  I am a self-admitted beauty product junkie. I love trying new products, so starting my journey to using cleaner products was super fun. Some of you may thinking, "what the...
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Best Mom Hacks in 2020

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The mom tribe is strong, and we use one another to share tips and tricks. We’ve had a lifetime to perfect our everyday mom hacks, but 2020 has thrown us some extra challenges. I asked other moms what tricks...
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I Love Snail Mail

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I am a Snail Mail queen. I have pen pals I have been maintaining (even if just loosely) for years. I love to send beautiful cards, with carefully selected stamps, and personalized return labels. Consider mailing nice cards or letters...
Y'all know we love sharing new businesses in town, and this one is SO exciting! We can't say enough great things about this new business owned by local mom Erin Baker! Not only are we excited to get our...

Setting the Tone

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It’s 7 a.m. and I can hear the pitter patter of little feet running down the hall. Sigh. The day is beginning. From battles about how we’re wearing our hair, to running after a four year old to brush her...
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Mom Uniform

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I walked down the stairs the other day and was met by my 6-year-old who excitedly proclaimed “Oh mom, you actually look really pretty today. I like your makeup and your curled hair.” That was the second day that week...
With a new year in sight, most of us are simply counting down the days until 2020 is OVER, am I right?!? Forget about the holidays and who cares about finishing strong, if we could fast forward through the...
Spoiler alert: Moms are tired. Parenthood can be exhausting in normal times—let alone the past year and a half. We’re spinning a thousand plates and our arms are tired. We’re scheduling dentist appointments and balancing soccer practice. We’re changing...
Last semester was brutal. After some scary life changes in the spring, I made some choices out of fear that really loaded up my schedule. In addition, some awesome opportunities came my way. But they came with heavy time commitments. There was...
“Do you wash your hair every day?”  Those were the words my hair stylist asked me when I asked her why my hair color wasn’t lasting. I sheepishly said, “yes” and she said, “stop in the name of love.”  I can’t be...

In + Around Des Moines

Bloom: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Recap

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Bloom :: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s...
Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses in Des Moines