Crafts. Does that word excite you or strike fear in your heart? I am somewhere in the middle-to-fear side of crafting. If that's you, Valentine’s Day crafts are easy! They give the kids something to do and make great...
As I sit here trying to get motivated to start a new year, I can’t help but feel like my mind is foggy and I can’t seem to focus. I take a drink of water and then it hits...
“Are you planning all of these holiday dates for us?!” That was my husband thinking I was actually making a holiday date calendar for us. Unfortunately for him I was designing the calendar for this post. As the holidays...
Is it even the holidays without a box of Candy Cane Joe-Joe's from Trader Joe’s? If you have never been to TJ’s, as I affectionately call it, add it to your shopping list and pick up some of these...
Who says the holidays have to be stressful? Like anything with being a parent, use your Mom community to learn the best tips and tricks for a smooth holiday season. I asked our contributors to share their best holiday...
There is nothing worse than pulling a holiday recipe off the internet only to have it fail right before you're ready to walk out the door and take it with you to a holiday dinner. For the holidays and party...
We are delighted to be able to speak with Vicky Wieben about mental health tips for handling holiday stress.
I love, love, love all holidays. It’s so fun to decorate and do all the fun activities associated with each holiday. But Christmas. Whew. My absolute, hands-down favorite holiday. It’s ALWAYS been my favorite holiday. I just love everything about...
WE ARE FAM-I-LY! Now that I’ve gotten that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day, let’s stay on that subject. Family (defined): a group of one or more parents and their children living together as a unit. A...
I love Thanksgiving. The heart of the holiday is gratitude and it contains ALL the family and yummy food without any of the gift-buying stress. Fall-lelujah! And while I enjoy the connection I have with my relatives and look forward...

In + Around Des Moines

Things to do in Des Moines in December 2022

It's a magical time of year for kids and adults alike. Relish it with seasonal events. There are so many things to do in...