The older I get—or maybe just the longer I live—the more I see that time changes perspective. Next weekend marks the turn of a decade for me… the closing of a most wonderful chapter of my life—my 20s, the decade...
I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was 5am, my hands were shaking uncontrollably, and silence filled our tiny, one bedroom apartment.  Fear, Joy, uncertainty and other weird mixtures of emotions were consuming me.  I took a deep...

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...
I had the pleasure of meeting Elaine Cooper for the first time when she spoke at our church's women's retreat last spring. What a joy to hear her speak of her faith and all that God has brought her...
The Social Canvas is Des Moines newest, trendiest night out in Iowa.  This classy paint & sip art studio provides the opportunity to relax, paint, and order a cocktail while enjoying a fun time out. It's the perfect place for...

Very Pinteresting…

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 When I log in to my Pinterest account I magically become an award winning chef and baker, a mom who has the day perfectly planned out with age appropriate crafts and preschool activities, I have a beautifully decorated and...
As some of you probably know, Des Moines Moms Blog is part of a national network (City Moms Blog) that is designed to connect moms to information and parenting perspectives unique to the communities in which they live. We have...
Des Moines Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Verizon Wireless for our greatest contest yet! Over a quarter of all photos taken are snapped with smartphones now.  Which makes sense- it’s always with you, it’s very portable and, honestly,...

Connections

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Life is all about connections. There were a lot of connections made to bring me to this blog. It started as a little girl when I connected with my best friend. Ten years later, I met my husband. After high...
Thanks to the amazing Chrystal Tamillo, Operating Partner at Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, we have an extremely generous giveaway to offer today. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is an ongoing celebration of exceptional food and wine. Indulge yourself with the...

In + Around Des Moines

Things to do in Des Moines in February 2022

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry is proud to serve Waukee and the surrounding communities and has a board-certified pediatric dentist on...