My husband and I have been married 17 years. We’ve spent many holidays sharing time between my family, his family, and our own little family.   I would really like to say we have found the perfect arrangement that includes...
Let’s be honest moms, we pretty much do it all this time of the year, don’t we? I know every family does what works best for them in terms of holiday task distribution, but I think it’s safe to say...
Do you have holiday stress?   Many people love the idea of shopping for others, decorating their homes, putting up Christmas trees and having company. For others, the holidays can cause stress and anxiety. Even  people who love the holidays...
When the weather outside is frightful, a movie sounds so delightful! From animated to comedy to classic, check this list twice for our top, family-friendly holiday movies. And when it's mom's turn to choose the movie, we have a...
Have you ever considered thrift store gift ideas for the holidays? My heart grows bigger as our family expands – and, so does my Christmas shopping list! I’ve always felt that Christmas is a time to just be with family,...
For me, stockings are just as fun, if not more fun than the actual gift giving. I love filling my kids' stockings with small, fun things! Maybe it was my own experiencing growing up- my mom always filled our...
Finding gifts for guys can be hard. With a husband, two sons, a dad, two brothers, two father-in-laws, uncles and even a great-grandpa-in law, I have a lot of guys in my life to buy gifts for. So, what...
I'm on a few mom Facebook groups, and questions come up often this time of year about what gifts are great for teachers and caretakers for the holidays. As a teacher myself, I never expect gifts, but little gestures are...
Ho Ho Ho… Happy Holidays! ‘Tis the season for twinkly lights and lots of holiday family fun. We also found some free storytime events and winter break boredom busters. Enjoy this December with lots of family-friendly events.  Psst… If you’re looking...
We love supporting local businesses, especially when they are run by moms! Keep your dollars local and shop from local businesses and entrepreneurs this holiday season.  Many local businesses can be found at holiday fairs. Check out our guide to...

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Guide to Des Moines Farmers Markets in 2020

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Farmers markets are a summer favorite for many families. The local produce, fresh flowers, Iowa-raised meat, handmade goods and crafts, and fresh baked goods...