Divorce attorneys have a front-row view of the issues that cause discord in a marriage and, in many cases, lead to the eventual separation of a couple. The divorce rate in the United States is upwards of 40-50% according...
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  Who knew one click of a mouse could change the trajectory of your life? A late-night whim of courage turned into a marriage with 4 kids five and half years later. Follow along on our journey to finding love...
“Are you planning all of these holiday dates for us?!” That was my husband thinking I was actually making a holiday date calendar for us. Unfortunately for him I was designing the calendar for this post. As the holidays...
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Last time I went into a lingerie store to buy something sexy, I probably had a Blackberry in my purse and walked past a Twilight movie poster on my way to a Victoria’s Secret at the mall. Two kids and...
February is the month of love and all around I’m seeing hearts, pink and red, and ways to make the month special for the ones we love. Our celebration of Valentine’s Day has changed over the course of three kids,...
  Are you in a “dinner and movie” date night rut? With Valentine's Day coming up, many of us are thinking about date ideas to connect with our partners. For Christmas, I gifted my husband with “12 Months of Dates.” I wanted...
A few years ago, I wrote about How I Date My Husband. We had little kids and it made sense to be intentional about finding ways to stay connected when we couldn’t find—or afford—babysitters. Now that our kids are...
We were going to take a trip for our anniversary.  Ten years of marriage justified the expense. It was going to be the second time in seven years of parenthood that we were kid-free. We were going.  Then we weren’t. Then...

In + Around Des Moines

Best Hotels in Des Moines with Indoor Pools

Don't wait for your next big trip to enjoy a hotel pool! Des Moines has many hotels with fabulous pools and even water parks....