Because this is my first pandemic, I’m not sure I’m doing everything right.  I failed miserably trying to get my kids to make stained glass mosaics using sidewalk chalk and blue painters tape, a social-distancing, suburban-driveway art project that is...
My husband works in construction and chooses to do all home projects himself. This can be a blessing and a curse. My honey-do list, is truly a my-honey-can-do list. My husband has done major renovations in our last two houses, while...
A few weeks ago my husband and I were picking up the house after the kids had gone to bed. As he was finishing up he noted, “we’ve really been keeping the house a lot cleaner these days -...
If you’re like most, you make your New Year’s resolutions with the best of intentions...to keep them! Whether you want to read more, lose weight, workout more, or start a hobby we all begin the New Year determined and...
Has your house been inundated with a slew of new toys from very thoughtful, highly generous, doting family members and a certain man in a red suit? Now that my big kids are back in school and the Christmas decor...
I bribe my kids. There I said it. I'm one of those moms. I have too many kids and too much going on to just let them run around all willy-nilly and do whatever they want! My kids have regular chores...
It’s hard to believe we are rounding out 2019 and heading right into 2020 at full speed. Often times at the end of the year we look ahead at all the new year has to offer but before we...
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 have lived in Iowa my whole life, but I am definitely not a farm girl. I am proud to be an Iowan and I have grown to love our changing seasons and beautiful landscape, even if it doesn't have...
Mommin' ain't easy and it isn't for the faint of heart, that's for sure. As we are approaching the holiday season, I thought it would be fun to round up some of my favorite mom hacks to use not...

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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...