We’ve all seen her. I mean, really? Cheetos in her son’s lunch? And, why is her kid wearing that for school pictures? Hello, my name is Brittney, and I am that mom. My gas tank is always near empty, I’m a...
We all made it to another year! Go us! I don’t know about anyone else but the end of 2021 into the beginning of 2022 were ROUGH! Between illness, holiday stress, and other random life happenings- I was not...

Dear 25-Year-Old Self

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This is what I wish I would have known five years ago. Dear 25-Year-Old Self, I see how you look longingly at pregnant women. I know how every time another friend shares with you that they are expecting that you smile and choke...
Let me start off by saying, I am surrounded by amazing women in my life who I know would do anything they could to help me out if I asked. Women who I know pray for my family when...
Depending on which Valentine’s Day legend you believe, the festivities and traditions could date back as early as the year 270. But, more recently, (2010, to be exact) there has emerged a newer, fresher holiday. I'm talking, of course,...
I have been dreading this for a while now. I’m honestly a little scared about it, and I don’t think I am ready. After all, I’m waaaaay too young, and teenagers are scary. Yep, that’s right, my oldest is about to...
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The Empty Cup

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Tonight, I was short with my boys. My mind is in a thousand places thinking about the neverending to-do list. I think that made the little irritating things they did multiply to something that drove me up the wall....
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...
Des Moines Mom recognizes that moms wear a lot of hats. You are a mom, wife, friend, diaper changer, nose wiper, meal planner, lost toy finder, the list goes on and on! This summer we are thrilled to feature some...
Moms, it's time to celebrate YOU and all you do for your families. We asked our team what they want for Mother's Day, because let's be honest, moms have the best ideas! If you're shopping for a  mom (or...

In + Around Des Moines

Close out your summer with an EPIC adventure!

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The school year is around the corner, but there’s still time for you and the kiddos to get a few more memory-making experiences! Downtown...
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