A few weeks ago my husband and I were picking up the house after the kids had gone to bed. As he was finishing up he noted, “we’ve really been keeping the house a lot cleaner these days -...
If you’re like most, you make your New Year’s resolutions with the best of intentions...to keep them! Whether you want to read more, lose weight, workout more, or start a hobby we all begin the New Year determined and...
I bribe my kids. There I said it. I'm one of those moms. I have too many kids and too much going on to just let them run around all willy-nilly and do whatever they want! My kids have regular chores...
It’s hard to believe we are rounding out 2019 and heading right into 2020 at full speed. Often times at the end of the year we look ahead at all the new year has to offer but before we...
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...
I have lived in Iowa my whole life, but I am definitely not a farm girl. I am proud to be an Iowan and I have grown to love our changing seasons and beautiful landscape, even if it doesn't have...
Mommin' ain't easy and it isn't for the faint of heart, that's for sure. As we are approaching the holiday season, I thought it would be fun to round up some of my favorite mom hacks to use not...
Do you wonder how could a financial advisor help me or how to get started with one? West Financial Advisors shares who could benefit from working with a financial advisor, what kind of services are typically provided, and how to...
I will be the first to admit that I am a disorganized mom. Recently I told a friend that I have been trying to "get my ducks in a group."  I've abandoned the idea of ever having them in a row....
I would love to be the mom with a beautiful chore chart where kids have the same responsibilities every week, and are compensated in a fair and consistent manner. However, that is totally not who we are!   Kids and...

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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...