Tag: Christmas

Where to See Christmas Lights in Des Moines 2020

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Looking for the best places to see Christmas lights in Des Moines? We’ve got you covered. This is a great holiday tradition the whole...

Why I Never Miss Festival of Trees and Lights + a...

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Blank Children's Hospital's Festival of Trees and Lights will always hold a special place in my family's heart. A few days ago my youngest...

Tonic Sol-Fa Holiday at Hoyt Sherman Place Theatre

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Looking for a fun date night to kick off your Christmas celebrations? Don't miss Tonic Sol-Fa's The Nights Before Christmas Tour, featuring the Emmy-winning quartet’s brand...

Is Santa Real?

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"Mommy? Is Santa real?" Two huge brown eyes looked up at me with genuine concern. My heart began to beat faster and faster. I was...

Cherishing the Holidays When Life is Hard

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I was standing in my kitchen around 10 a.m. with my eyes glazed over, sipping my second cup of coffee. I stared at the...

The Truth About Santa: An Interview with My Son

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Santa was a fun tradition that my family participated in as I was growing up. When my husband and I became parents, many people...

4 Tips for Eating Healthy Over the Holidays

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You hear it every year: “The average person gains 10 pounds over the holidays.” Many of us have accepted this as “fact” and resigned...

40 Non-Toy Gift Ideas and Experiences for Kids

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It's usually around this time of year that people start sharing articles about gift ideas for kids--specifically toys. Bloggers start writing about minimalism, excess,...

Des Moines Moms Guide to December 2017

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Wondering what to do in Des Moines this December? Des Moines is brimming with Christmas cheer this month! Central Iowa has plenty of magical...

That Blasted Elf on the Shelf

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I love my mom, but in 2009 she bought my children the worst gift ever: Elf on the Shelf. Her intentions were good. I believe...