Six years ago this month, my husband and I started living by a written budget, and it changed our lives. Since the time of taking that primary step of financial discipline, we have become debt-free (excluding our mortgage), enabling...

My Social Media Detox

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I love it! I hate it! Let’s just say, “it’s complicated” between me and social media. This post on social media may seem strange given the fact that I write for Des Moines Moms Blog, which connects local women...
Before I had kids I dreamed of Christmas morning  being calm and quiet with all of us sitting in front of the fire with hot cocoa and matching pajamas, nicely opening gifts one at a time in a calm...
Bloom where you're planted. - Mary Engelbreit  December is our one-year anniversary of moving into our house. While I love our home and still get giddy over the fact that we own a home, I can vividly remember the feelings...
We're honored to hear from Ingrid Williams, local mom of 5, Realtor for Re/Max, and DMMB business sponsor today: I have posted over the last 6 months about buying and selling real estate, and this month I thought I would focus on something...
We talk about organizing often here at Des Moines Moms Blog. Lets face it... we're all moms and that comes with the territory! Angela has shared How to Tame the Toy Beast (specifically, girl toys and LEGOs) and How To Organize...
Motherhood pushes many of us to consider ideas and concepts we would not have otherwise contemplated. This was true for my experience with life insurance. When my husband and I were expecting our first child we didn’t know much...

Preserving Memories

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As I sit writing this post with a steaming hot cup of coffee by my side, I look around my house and see toys scattered about and my oldest son running around in sports shorts and no shirt (despite...
I’m starting to panic. Christmas is coming, and along with it thoughts of wish lists and gifts and a new influx of stuff, and I’m freaking out a little bit on the inside. Of course I love to give and...
Wow! Life has been a complete blur lately.... I am constantly on the go and striving to be the world's best juggler of all things crazy. Okay, maybe I'm being somewhat dramatic... but my busy schedule has recently caused me to...

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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...