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...
As the end of school drew near and my working mama guilt started to increase, I found myself working on our family’s kiddo-focused bucket list. (If you’re interested in creating your own, our monthly guides and this pool guide are great...
I recently read a blog post titled Stop Being a Butthole Wife. I usually don’t take stock in these types of posts, but this one made me stop and think. Here's the post in a nutshell: A wife writes about...
Dear Husband, This stage of life we're in, it's hard huh?! It can be exhausting and sometimes we argue about decisions, specifically- parenting ones. At the end of the day, we both collapse on the couch after putting the kiddos to...
Every year, a group of six (or more) of our friends travel together on a Couples Weekend Getaway. We’ve traveled internationally and to more regional places like Minnesota and Illinois. Here are a few of our tips for planning a...
I've been married for nine years now. Nine years! How is it possible that we are this old already?! Next year, we will celebrate a decade of matrimony. Has it been easy? No. Do we take each other for...
The more kids we have, date nights when we actually get a babysitter and get out of the house are fewer and farther between. But I know how important they are both for my sanity and for the health...
Marriage isn’t always easy. My husband and I have been together almost 20 years and married for 13 of those. We got into a major rut a few years ago. We were focused completely on our young kids, and...
We live in a great city, full of romance and possibility--there's no excuse to be going on the same old date week after week or month after month. This is the Valentine's edition, because there is at least one heart-shaped...
I remember a Christmas not so long ago when my husband surprised me with tickets to The Lion King. It was a huge deal — not just because I’d always wanted to experience that show, but because I’d been...

In + Around Des Moines

Things to do in Des Moines in February 2022

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry is proud to serve Waukee and the surrounding communities and has a board-certified pediatric dentist on...