Planning a family road trip? Before you load up, follow these tips for stress-free travels. 1. Get your car inspected. Before you hit the road, have a professional look over your vehicle. Ensure that all major services are taken care of...
Living in land-locked Iowa, there aren't a ton of options for a beach vacation, right? Wrong! You can enjoy your very own beach vacation in the timespan of Moana (well, if you drive fast and don't break for the...
We all know Des Moines is awesome and we have a new accolade or ranking to celebrate nearly every week. But do you know about the beautiful town of Decorah, Iowa? It was named to Smithsonian Magazines 20 best...
most Ah, babymoon – the last hurrah for you and your significant other before you’re tied down to that adorable new bundle of joy. I’m not sure the term “babymoon” has been around too terribly long, but I certainly appreciate...
It’s May and for a lot of us that means exciting travel plans with the family!  Whether it’s a quick road trip or a bigger adventure, here are 10 packing tips to make traveling with kiddos a little easier! 5 Must-haves 1....
Two-thirds of the way through the summer my family started to get a little stir-crazy. We still had a month left of summer but nothing "fun" scheduled. At that point I knew we needed something to look forward 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...
A little over a year ago, we received a phone call from my grandparents. My grandparents asked if we’d be up for a family trip to ITALY! Of course, we said YES and the planning commenced! We all decided...
We love Ames. Just a short drive from Des Moines (approximately half the Frozen soundtrack, or if you're in our car, Zootopia's "Try Everything" on repeat about nine times). And while we love everything Des Moines has to offer, I thought I'd...
The Omni Dallas Hotel hosted Des Moines Moms Blog and fellow City Moms Blog Network Site Owners at #SisterSiteConf16. As a thank you, we’re providing this review and giveaway. All opinions are 100% our own! Last year myself and two of our executive...

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Where to Donate Items in Des Moines

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Do you do a monthly purge? Or have you recently decided you just need to get rid of some clutter? Donations are always needed...