Today's post is provided by Ingrid Williams, Realtor for Re/Max Precision. Staycate! As the school year winds down and summer approaches, families all over the country are thinking about VACATION! Somewhere between the thrill of the final school bell and the ding...
Spring break is right around the corner! For many that might mean a vacation, a road trip, or a chance to see relatives who live a little further away. For my family, it means traveling to sunny Arizona to...
This post is part 4 of 5 in the series Quick Trips from Des Moines. Whenever my family has an urge to get away but we don’t want to go too far, we load into the car and head two...
My family decided to take a vacation during the COVID Pandemic. Honestly, admitting it out loud makes me nervous for all the backlash of people saying we’re irresponsible. But let me explain.  My husband and I are both teachers and...
I'll be honest... I don't get out much. And I definitely don't travel much. But this September I had the opportunity to go to the City Moms Blog Network Sister Site Conference at The Woodlands Resort in Houston, Texas....
Growing up in northwest Iowa, my husband and I both spent many summers at Lake Okoboji with our families. It holds a special place in our hearts, but we realized we hadn’t been back for nearly 14 years. So...
My husband and I are slow decision-makers. I’ve used euphemisms like “careful” and “deliberate” but we’re just slow.  The challenges of this particular year have managed to slow us down even further and our indecision is bordering on truly dysfunctional. So...

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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...