Hy-Vee's mission is to serve its customers by “Making lives easier, healthier, happier.” If you've been on social media for half a second recently, you've probably seen something about their latest efforts to further that mission: Their Hy-Vee Aisles Online...
Direct sales doesn’t always have the best reputation. Maybe it’s due to that one “annoying” consultant or to wrong associations with pyramid schemes. Or maybe it’s because of a misplaced assumption that direct selling isn’t a “real” job or...

Math + Motherhood

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Math sometimes gets a bad reputation because as we are sitting in school, learning about exponents and coordinate grids we wonder, “When am I EVER going to use this?” While not everything I learned in math class is relevant to...
Nothing is worse than home upgrades that take weeks upon weeks to complete and leave the house a total disaster. After all, the point of home upgrades is to make things look better, right? Larger upgrades like new appliances,...
Fact: 36 million American families move each year. Reality: Houses sell before you find a new one. New houses are seldom ready when they are supposed to be. Like many other families, this was our family's reality this spring as our house sold much quicker than...
In the age of ease and efficiency, Door to Door Organics comes through for busy families. Don't think that it is impossible to plan, shop for, and prepare dinner with healthy, organic foods, because Door to Door Organics brings them right to your...
Fall is F I N A L L Y here!! And all the fall-lovin' mamas said "Amen!" There are many quotes that perfectly sum up my adoration for all things fall, but this one is by far my favorite:  I'm...
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...
So many people have used this past year to attempt and master various hobbies. The truly clever ones have even managed to monetize them. I am not one of these people.  When I reflect on how I’ve chosen to spend my...
I was deeply impacted and touched by the local home school conference I attended a few weekends ago.  Before you think, I don't home school so this post won't apply to me, please keep reading - it applies to...

In + Around Des Moines

Des Moines Outdoor Summer Concert Guide 2022

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Warm nights, lawn chairs, snacks, and refreshments, all make for a perfect outdoor concert experience. From nights at a local winery or the big...