One of my favorite things to do with my kids is to take them out to do fun activities on my Thursdays and Fridays at home with them. I often get asked how I am brave enough to take both...
Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there reading this post today! My gift to you all  is some wisdom from my own Mother.This women is my hero in so many ways. She is the most self-less person...

Thanks Mom!

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I would like to take the opportunity this week to say publicly "Thanks Mom" Thanks for... Encouraging me growing up and now as a mom. Being an example... you were a working mom but you always put us first.  You worked hard and stayed...
As part of our efforts to create awareness for Autism Awareness Month, Des Moines Moms Blog is honored to have local Mom, Patty Graziano guest post for us today. Patty shares first-hand her experience as a Mother of a child...
“Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Athletes”…What??? Can anyone hear Willie Nelson singing this version of his hit song and imagine if it was a hit song today?  No way!  Our culture is all about getting kids...
Today's Post Is Sponsored By Put Me In The Story - Personalized Books for kids brought to you by Sourcebooks. My "baby" girl turns six years old this month. SIX! This girl is an amazing story teller, loves to draw, finds...
It has been another long day at home with the kids. The baby is teething and grumpy and the preschooler is bored. You know that if you stay in your house for another second your head is going to...
** Note: Gratuitous pictures of domestic failure follow this post. Read at you own risk!** From the moment I found out we were having our first baby “it” started. What is “it,” you wonder? Well, “it” is a feeling, “it”...
Yep no April fools here...  I love my 30s! I don't think I even dreaded turning 30.  I was too sleep deprived to really analyze or give it much thought (I had a 2 year old and was pregnant with...
We all know it is important to date your spouse, if you need some date night ideas here is a great post from Katie!! Today I want to encourage you all to make time to date your children. Spending one...

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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...