Move over Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, February 13, is what we're excited about this year!  It's a day dedicated to ladies celebrating ladies. This year, take time to tell your besties how much they mean to you, share some love...
Growing up, my father was an active duty Air Force pilot. My family moved every 2 to 3 years and it was a grand adventure. I loved to visit my dad at work and learn about the places we visited.  When...
Although Spanx are a glorious thing, and can make us women feel a bit more powerful, I am not talking about them. Today, I am reflecting on how instrumental healthy support systems have been throughout my life, and this year...
Before I was a mom, I read for fun quite often -- usually in my hammock with a glass of wine. Fast-forward to pregnancy, during which I read every birth and baby care book I could get my hands on. Then...
I got into the mommy business knowingly not knowing anything. So when we had two kids of our own, the surprises were beyond measure -- some heart-warming, some challenging, all unforgettable. But what still catches me off-guard repeatedly, even...
It’s that time again. It’s September. I used to get excited for fall weather, cozy sweaters, and a long weekend with family. Now the month means something completely different to me and to so many mothers.  September means it’s Pediatric...

Mom’s Time to Smile

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Mom, how many times have you put yourself on the back burner? You want or need something, but you don’t get it because you always put the kids or your spouse first. Old-fashioned mom guilt prevents many of us...
SOLD OUT-Join us Monday May 17 at Canoyer Garden Center in Grimes for a DIY Planting Event Join us for You Grow Girl, a night assembling a custom, outdoor planter, enjoying a drink from Whimsical Wine Trailer, and shopping with...
Among your duties as a mom making meals, arranging play dates, and generally caring for the health of your family (and in a pandemic), you may forget to take time for yourself. It’s time to reward yourself for getting...
Feeling overdue for a night out? Wishing you could catch up with your friends and meet new ones? We have the perfect opportunity for you and your friends! Save the Date! DMMB’s Mom’s Night Out Thursday, April 25th at Jasper Winery Food, wine, socializing...

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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