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...
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....

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15 of Our Favorite Des Moines Coffee Shops

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Coffee! Loved by many, an absolute necessity for some. Des Moines is home to countless fantastic, locally-owned coffee shops. From shops using house-roasted coffee...
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