After the mess that was 2020, I'm looking for a reason to celebrate any and every holiday in 2021. And what better way to celebrate the holiday of love than with Valentine's Day cookies? Baking is one of my favorite...
We get excited for the holidays in our house! As a blended family, holidays change each year depending on if it's an even or odd year. One year we have all four kiddos for Christmas Day and the next...
  During this weird year, the need to support local businesses has become even more apparent. As we spend more time at home, the need to create meaningful experiences, instead of filling our lives with stuff, has become even more...
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...
It’s 9 p.m. and you just crawled into bed after another exhausting day of parenting. You start to drift off when suddenly you’re jolted awake by one reoccurring thought… I forgot to move the Elf (perhaps with a few...
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Holiday Gifts for Busy Moms

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The holiday season is here! If you're anything like me, I've already put my tree up before Thanksgiving because let's face it; we could all use a little more joy in 2020. As moms, we almost always are putting...
Supporting local businesses is one of our favorite things to do ALL YEAR and it is especially important this year! Check out our great gift guide to Des Moines Shops and Businesses to help you find the perfect gift for...
Nothing compares to having a real Christmas tree. Your house smells amazing and picking it out is half the fun! Start a family tradition and get a real Christmas tree in Des Moines this year.  Where to find real Christmas...
It's the most wonderful time of the year—Santa is coming to Des Moines! You can still get cute photos of your kids with Santa this year. Most places are requiring reservations but are also providing a safe way to...
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...

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Bloom: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Recap

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Bloom :: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s...
Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses in Des Moines