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Tips for Going to IKEA

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My family and I headed out for a quick trip to Kansas City before school starts and we had to hit up Ikea while we were there. We LOVE navigating all the displays and rooms that are set up.  Tips...
Today's Featured Business Highlight is brought to you by Julie Chappell, a local mama and business owner of Clever Container.  With school just around the corner, do you dread the PILES of homework, craft items, and other papers that the...
I’m not sure exactly when it happened. Sometime after I got my first real job post-college and was paying my own bills, I became an independent adult. I valued my hard-earned money, and I wasn’t one to spend it...
I've been working full-time since I graduated from Iowa State University. I worked through graduate school and through babies number one and number two. Although there are certainly times when I feel like I am furiously trying to keep my head...
In 2006, I graduated with a degree in graphic design from Iowa State University, and a cool $45,000 in student loan debt. Since my husband and I were feeling like super grownups, it was only fitting we deserved a...
I'm not even sure I know what month it is anymore. While I'm extremely thankful this pandemic hasn't caused any huge issues in my family's life, I'd be lying if I said it hasn't been hard. One of the hardest...
Whatever Mommy and Daddy are doing, our two young boys want to “help.” When Tommy is hanging up a new picture, the boys are right beside him, both wanting to hold a tool for him. If I’m baking, they...
When you think about your circle of friends and family, you probably know a few stay-at-home moms. You may be one yourself. But, how many stay-at-home dads do you know? I know only one. His name is Bart and...
It always happens in the most mundane of moments. I'm in the middle of doing something that feels like "nothing," and BAM. The bigger-than-life question in an instant consumes me: What am I here for? What am I supposed to be doing?... In view...
2019 is here. It’s time to crack open the new planner and remember to start writing 2019 on your checks. Am I the only one who still writes checks? For many, the new year signifies fresh beginnings, blank slates, 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...