This post is dedicated to Moms on a budget who still like to look like a Fashionista or maybe just better than yoga pants every once in a while?!  I am right there with you.  SO, I called in...
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...
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,...

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How to Celebrate Juneteenth

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Do you and your family know what Juneteenth is? Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition...
Fireworks Des Moines

Des Moines Fireworks