I love this time of year. Yep, I was jumping up and down last week when we had snow flurries, and you better believe the boys and I played outside (though we didn't last long -- it was VERY...
As I write this post, my family and I are heading home from our holiday travels with a van full of opened gifts, suitcases full of dirty laundry, and hearts full of new memories. As much as we thoroughly...
Looking for a decadent holiday treat that is healthy...not full of sugar or unhealthy fats.  Oh and did I mention it is quick and simple!  I have two version of a simple fudge that will please everyone.  Both can be made...
Making homemade ornaments is one of our family's favorite holiday traditions. This easy recipe is a familiar staple in many households. Not only is it a perfect hands-on sensory experience for my toddler, but fun for the whole family. We love to...
Christmas to me is all about celebrating the birth of Jesus, spending time with family and friends and traditions.  As a child, I  loved holiday traditions. I always looked forward to Thanksgiving afternoon when we would make countless trips up the...
Recently I’ve been reflecting on the season of Christmas itself and the fact that, just like the song says, it's the most wonderful time of the year. The shopping, the gift-giving, the traditions, the gatherings… the gatherings…. The gatherings. Some...
I love Christmas! What a fun and joyful season. After we celebrated our oldest son's 1st Christmas (where he was spoiled rotten by us and every other member of our family) My husband and I  knew that we needed to figure...
Each year, more and more people are turning to online shopping. Imagine how that number skyrockets once Black Friday is over and Christmas shopping begins! A recent  story suggested that 51% of Americans plan to shop online this season....
Christmas is just around the corner and I know we are all starting to think about our little guys' wish lists. Every year, I find myself wanting to pick the perfect gift. You know, something they won't play with for...
One of the best things about being a kid is receiving gifts at Christmastime. One of the best things about being a mom is giving gifts at Christmastime. Nothing feels better than watching a child’s eyes light up as...

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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