Each year, more and more people are turning to online shopping. Imagine how that number skyrockets once Black Friday is over and Christmas shopping begins! A recent  story suggested that 51% of Americans plan to shop online this season....
Jenuinely Pure was created in 2008 by a full-time mom with the vision of creating high quality, handmade, truly natural products at an affordable price. Are you on a search to find products to help with a particular skin problem...
Our family has had the honor and privilege to receive chiropractic and preventative healthcare at The Livewell Clinicin Clive.  Our Community is so fortunate to have this center for healing and healthy beginnings. Opened in 2008 by Drs. Zac and Tammy Watkins,...
The Des Moines Moms Blog Co-Founders recently had the opportunity to spend some time at Me 'n Mommy To Be in Ankeny. Me 'n Mommy To Be is a unique children's and maternal retail store where parents and grandparents entrust...
Today's giveaway is from j.Frances Design. I met Jillian Withee at Ankeny Unplugged in June 2011. Super sweet soul, and her jewelry is absolutely breathtaking. Recently, I was honored to have the chance to catch up with her a bit...
Have you been to Backyard Adventures yet????? We are so thankful to Backyard Adventures for giving us an amazing evening of fun at their showroom in Urbandale. Our team of writers and their families were able to play on their...
Today's giveaway is from The Permament Collection - a local letterpress and design studio specializing in contemporary design, fine press products and vintage printing. Established in 2007 by Sarah and Andy McCoy, The Permanent Collection is a full service design...
Today's Giveaway is from 4 Blessings Boutique - a local business featuring hand-made items for baby and beyond. Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your little one? Or maybe for your girlfriend? Or maybe you need a special...
Today's giveaway is from IF Only Pretty - A local business offering one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces made with leather, metals, vintage and antique finds. I first saw Ina Fitzgerald's work at Market Day Iowa and fell in love immediately. What's not to adore about her pieces? Charming....

Launch Party Review

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Des Moines Moms Blog held its premier event at The Funky Zebras Boutique in Ankeny last Thursday, October 25th. Our team loved celebrating with friends and sponsors and couldn't have asked for a more fantastic event.  We were so grateful...

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Life With Braces

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You walk out of the orthodontist’s office excited. Braces are on! You did it. Now what? Coming home after getting your braces on can...