This post is sponsored by Ingrid Williams Real Estate. Ingrid is a wealth of knowledge and can answer your questions on anything from finding the right Realtor to moving strategies to house hunting with kids. Des Moines Moms Blog Co-Founder Sarah Farnsworth sat down with...
I'm having a Jessie Spano moment. Only I am not singing The Pointer Sisters in my spandex leotard. Nor am I popping caffeine pills. I am, however, screaming about the lack of time in my day to get it...
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 love to clean. I know it's not the norm, but something about a completely clean house makes me happy. When something is messy in my house, I immediately have anxiety about it. The problem? How is it possible to...
This sponsored post is brought to you courtesy of Flooring America Clive.  My happy place is when my house is picked up and my floors are vacuumed or mopped (so, basically kid-free). I feel like I'm always chasing my kids around saying,...

A Day in the Life

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As a part-time working mom I spend Mondays-Wednesdays in the office and Thursdays and Fridays at home with my two boys. I have always loved seeing how other moms structure their days, so today I'm here to share a...
I am asked- often- how my family is able to travel as much as we do.  While my job as a travel writer does open some doors, my family rarely takes trips that are compensated.  Instead, we pay for...
I think I’m failing as a parent. Okay—maybe not in an all-around way, but in this one area I seem to be falling miserably short. My kids despise chores. Is that too strong of a word? Well, anyway, they certainly don’t...
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A Defense of Messy Mom

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Our kids were completing their chore list the other day, whining while they worked, and the 6-year-old called me out for my untidy side of the bedroom. How could I expect them to maintain room cleanliness when my own...
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...

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...