This guide to Des Moines Summer Camps is a comprehensive guide to all summer camps in Des Moines.
Author Archive | Kara Knaack
Last year after kindergarten round-up, we decided to redshirt our son for three main reasons: Lucan has a summer birthday and was one of the youngest in his class. He lacked social and emotional maturity. Kindergarten is hard. These days it’s academically rigorous and standards are high. It was never a question of whether […]
In our minds, indoor play time is a necessity. Check out our extensive resource of indoor play and activities in Des Moines, updated for 2017. The Indoor Play Guide is a paid advertising opportunity, brought to you in collaboration with our presenting sponsor Backyard Adventures of Iowa. If you are interested in being a featured […]
How to make homemade valentine melted heart crayons Every now and again I aspire to be a pinterest mom. It’s fleeting and far between, but occasionally I surprise myself! Does anyone else inwardly groan when they think of class holiday parties and the knowledge their kids are going to get all hyped up on sugar? […]
This is Des Moines Moms Blog Guide to Fitness, Wellness and Health. This guide will be a one stop resource for parents as they choose to begin (or continue!) their wellness and health journey.
Des Moines Moms Blog is passionate about connecting moms to each other and our community, and we are thrilled to be sharing our mom-approved shopDSM2016 holiday gift guide. Disclosure :: shopDSM2016 is a paid advertising opportunity. That said, we sourced each and every gift included in this shopping guide and included only our favorite local ideas, […]
Instagram is the place to be people. If you aren’t on Instagram, how else will you follow Michael Phelps’ baby, Boomer (@boomerrphelps), and see all the cuteness he is up to? Or get a behind-the- scenes look at Pitch Perfect 3 (@pitchperfect3)? These are all valid reasons in my mind folks, so let’s not judge […]
I like shopping of all kinds. I like grocery shopping. I like shopping for plants. I like shopping for office supplies. I like shopping for shampoo. I LOVE shopping for clothes. So when Andrea and I had the chance to do a little clothes shopping for our trip to San Antonio, we were ecstatic! We visited […]
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, something to get us out of town. Something like a weekend road trip to Omaha! Here […]
Dear Moms of the World, Mothering is hard. Mothering is hard if you are a working mom, a stay-at-home mom, or fall in the in-between of a work-from-home mom. I have had the joy of all three work situations, and there’s not a time where I didn’t think the grass has got to be greener […]