I have a confession to make: I don’t like Pinterest. I have an account that contains mostly recipes I’ve never tried and a few baby ideas from before my daughter was born. I haven’t touched it in over a year. As...
As a continuation to Autism Awareness Part 1: Living a Life Unknown, and driving Autism Awareness, I wanted to offer in this post a source of supports and resources that have minimized our son from the anxiety and behavioral problems that...
My oldest daughter, Sophia, went through a MAJOR princess phase from about 2-5 years old. And still, at 7, some of her favorite books feature princesses, unicorns, or some other magical, stereotypical figures. We tried introducing other play themes, toys,...
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...
Do you ever feel like there is nothing certain and absolute about Life as Mom? So very little from the days we spend in the trenches of motherhood can be predicted or controlled; and so many of the best...
  This post is sponsored by Hummel's Nissan in Urbandale. DMMB Contributor Ashley recently got the chance to test drive a Nissan Pathfinder for the weekend and is sharing her experience with us: My Favorite Features of the Nissan Pathfinder: #1. Space The third row seat...
Dear Moms of the World, Mothering is hard. Mothering is hard if you are a working mom, a stay-at-home mom, or fall in the in-between of a work-from-home mom. I have had the joy of all three work situations, and...
When I moved to Portland, Oregon, 14 years ago, I desperately missed Hy-Vee. While living there, I found several wonderful local stores that I grew quite fond of, but when I moved 6 blocks away from a Whole Foods,...
With each passing day, we inch closer and closer to Santa soaring through the sky to deliver goodies to all the good boys and girls across the metro! The holidays can often be a time of added stress (all...
It's Boymom Week on the blog, and beginning today through the end of next week, our super-heroic moms of all boys are talking all things BOY! Jennifer kicks things off for us with a boymom topic that just has...

In + Around Des Moines

Things to do in Des Moines in February 2022

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry is proud to serve Waukee and the surrounding communities and has a board-certified pediatric dentist on...