My Favorite Things

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I always love reading posts about people's favorite things. I've gotten some amazing product recommendations from posts like these and have been inspired with new ideas. Today I thought I would share some of the things my family and...
Do you have a family who loved and supported you through your pregnancy? If so, be thankful because not all women share that same experience. Today, we want to tell you a bit about Ruth Harbor, an amazing home...
What are they thinking??? Over the last 6 months or so, I've asked myself this question countless times. And even though I am now able to laugh it off and not worry about it as much, I am not ashamed...

Thriving With Boys

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The year was 2000. I was a blushing bride with a strapping young husband by my side. Our life stretched out before us, a mysteriously blank canvass. I have always dreamt of having kids. I envisioned myself as a...
I am sure your kids love chocolate like mine do.  But we all want to give our kids healthy treats.  If your children love chocolate  milk but you don't like all the additives store bought chocolate milk comes with,...
With Father's Day approaching, I can't help but think about the fathers in my life.  I have been blessed with an amazing father, who has loved me unconditionally and shown more generosity than I could ever repay.  However, my...
"It takes a special man to be a father of all girls." In honor of Father's Day coming up this Sunday, I wanted to share with you a little bit about my amazing husband.... God has blessed us abundantly! We...
I was deeply impacted and touched by the local home school conference I attended a few weekends ago.  Before you think, I don't home school so this post won't apply to me, please keep reading - it applies to...
Grace Ballet & Gymnastics Studio's motto is “Teaching Character Through Dance” Our goal is to teach not only quality dance and gymnastics instruction, but also to teach lasting character qualities to each and every student through example and encouragement. Owner Anna...
It was 3:30pm on Saturday, April 13th…a special little birthday girl begins to welcome her birthday party guests for what they all think is another ordinary princess birthday party. After everyone arrived there was a knock at the door....

In + Around Des Moines

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...