I just had my fourth little peanut in October of last year. I can remember with my first how many ridiculous things I thought I needed for her. By the fourth, you just know what you need and what...
In true only-child fashion, I celebrate my birthday the entire month of March. In my pre-budget heyday, that meant that I could justify any and all purchases I made during March. Now that my husband has put our family...
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...
Our primary goal in creating Des Moines Moms Blog is to connect moms online as well as offline through face-to-face events. We have loved connecting you all through our larger events, but this year we are also looking to incorporate some...
It's that time of year... time to make a wish list of what you want from good 'ol St. Nick! So, I compiled a few of my favorite things for you guys! Here ya go! Favorite T-Shirt. I am obsessing over...
We are looking for local moms to join our team for 2016! Are you the next Des Moines Moms Blog Team Member? About The Des Moines Moms Blog (DMMB) Team Our team of moms inspire, encourage, support, inform, and simply share this...
I know you think that you are all alone. I know you are in a dark, dark place. One that seems hopeless, even though you yourself don’t want to admit that. I know that there are times when you try your...
This month marks the 3rd Anniversary of Des Moines Moms Blog! For the past 3 years, we have connected and encouraged local moms, shared parenting resources and highlighted favorite local businesses. We've held fabulous events, spoiled our readers with giveaways, and made many new...
One thing that has TRULY surprised me in my adult life is how many people (particularly moms) are aching for friendship. I grew up right here in Des Moines and still found myself feeling "friendless" when we moved back...
The longer I parent, the more I realize how strongly kids thrive within a regular routine. No wonder so many of us have building anxiety when the summer months hit. Though summertime is wonderful, sometimes it’s hard to know...

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Taste of Summer in Des Moines :: Local Discounts + a...

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Celebrate the taste of summer in Des Moines and support local businesses! Summer and life, in general, look a little different this year, but before...