The holidays are a great time to give back and pay your good fortune forward. 2020 has been a hard year for many and the holidays aren't an easy time.  Whether you have extra time or resources to give or...
Looking for the best places to see Christmas lights in Des Moines? We’ve got you covered. This is a great holiday tradition the whole family will love. Bundle up the kids, turn on the Christmas music, and pack some...
Yes, you read that right. Pumpkin Pie Crisp. It’s as good as it sounds and if I’m being completely honest, it’s dangerously addicting. This is my family's newest fall baking obsession and I have full confidence you are going...
This year has been tough for all of us in one way or another. On some of my hardest days, I try to focus on the things I am thankful for and the things that bring me joy. Here...
Halloween and Thanksgiving might look a little different this year. But you can still make this season a fun and special one with your kiddos. Here are a few simple ideas to celebrate the harvest season and make it...
If someone told me a year ago we would be planning to host Thanksgiving on Zoom, I would have laughed (or cried)! Our extended family has decided to do our Thanksgiving on Zoom this year due to the COVID pandemic....
Halloween is not canceled!  Many communities in and around Des Moines have not yet decided on whether to allow beggar's night or not, so this is the year to plan some new traditions. Put those costumes on and plan a...
My absolute favorite holiday is July 4.. The entire day is spent outside, the food is great, and the beer is cold. It’s also fun and relaxing – but, this year might look a little different. No parades, limited...
I have a huge sweet tooth, but I try to avoid giving my kiddos much candy in their baskets. To be honest, it's hard to say, "Here's all this candy, but don't eat it!" So, I find it easier...
Early last week, I knew I was going to have to cancel the St. Patrick’s Day party I had been planning with a few of my close friends and their children. I knew this Covid-19 thing was getting serious...

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December Family-Friendly Events in Des Moines

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Hooray for the holidays! We’re more than ready for a little Christmas cheer! From drive-through light displays to streaming live theater events, there is...
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Holiday Gifts for Busy Moms