As I sat down to think about my word for 2017, I contemplated what my previous words of the year meant to me – Kindness, Learn, Dance. I was also reminded how hard the last month was. Early in...
We are honored to highlight Timber Ridge Cattle Company - offering all natural, Flax-Fed Beef from their renowned farm in Osceola, Iowa. A Perfect Solution for Any Situation As a mom, our life revolves around hungry kids. Our lives are busy from wake...
I am a teacher, so I know that rules are necessary for safety, stability, and structure in the classroom. I knew heading into motherhood that I would have certain rules in place for my kids, but what I didn’t...
I would love to tell you that my kids never fight and are always kind to each other, but I would be a total “liar, liar, pants on fire”! Whether it’s sibling arguments over Netflix or what game to play, the bickering...
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...
We built a new home last year and decorating our new space has been fun. I adore scouring Pinterest and Houzz for the newest home trends. I can make any excuse to shop for new home decor. There isn't much about...
  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...
These days you’re probably finding yourself cleaning your house a lot more than usual. There’s no need for any unnecessary trips to the store for cleaning supplies. Here are five natural cleaner recipes with ingredients you probably already have...
One night my husband and I were sitting on the couch, watching Blue Planet II while our happy and healthy baby girl played on the floor beside us. A scene came on that I will never forget. A pilot...
This post is part 3 of 6 in our Home Efficiency Series sponsored by Wyckoff Heating and Cooling. In part 1, we shared “Home Efficiency 101” from Erica, a busy mom of four. In part 2, we looked at why and...

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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...