Now, we have officially survived her first sleepover, we won't be making it a regular occurrence. Have you done sleepovers yet? Why or why not?
It’s happened! You need to buy a car and found the perfect set of wheels. You stayed within your budget. The sales agent even helped you get the price you wanted! Now that’s a win! But then you realize, there...
There are few things in life that are certain. These include death, taxes, and laundry. Yup, that’s right. The literally never-ending task of washing clothes, drying them, folding them, ironing, and putting them away. It feels impossible to be caught...
I’ve been spending a lot of time at home. I bet you have been too. When I have extra time on my hands I like to decorate.  Two years ago our family moved into a bigger house. Because it was...
I'm not even sure I know what month it is anymore. While I'm extremely thankful this pandemic hasn't caused any huge issues in my family's life, I'd be lying if I said it hasn't been hard. One of the hardest...
We’re like a lot of families. We both work outside the home. One kid is in school and one goes to daycare. We coach little league, hang out with friends, like date nights, and enjoy crowded places, like Cyclone...
The idea of sustainability or “going green,” can feel very intimidating. But making sustainable choices is not as difficult as it may seem. There are many small steps you can take to make a big impact. For the past few...
These days you’re probably finding yourself cleaning your house a lot more than usual. There’s no need for any unnecessary trips to the store for cleaning supplies. Here are five natural cleaner recipes with ingredients you probably already have...
Because this is my first pandemic, I’m not sure I’m doing everything right.  I failed miserably trying to get my kids to make stained glass mosaics using sidewalk chalk and blue painters tape, a social-distancing, suburban-driveway art project that is...
My husband works in construction and chooses to do all home projects himself. This can be a blessing and a curse. My honey-do list, is truly a my-honey-can-do list. My husband has done major renovations in our last two houses, while...

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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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