I grew up in a tiny town in Southeast Nebraska. It wasn’t even big enough to have a stop light, but what we lacked in size, we made up for in community. Our town was made up of citizens largely of Dutch ancestry who enthusiastically embraced the celebration of May Day. From the time I […]
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Merry Christmas from Des Moines Moms Blog! Thank you so much for supporting Des Moines Moms Blog in 2016. It’s been a great year! Here are recaps of our events: Mom’s Night Out at Jasper Winery Family Fun Day Mom’s Night Out, Drinks & Dessert Costco Mom Hour We will be “unplugging” to spend time […]
Christmas is hard. Like, break-into-a-sweat, tear-your-hair-out, have-a-mid-December-meltdown hard. It doesn’t matter how far in advance you plan (I’m look at you, Planners) or how organized you are (again, Planners walking around with ACTUAL planners), the holiday season can chew you up and spit you out. Idealized in carols about things being calm and bright, Christmas […]
One of our family’s favorite traditions is something we call “Christmas Light Night.” This is one of the few Christmas traditions that doesn’t require any planning on my part and is really fun for everyone. So often during this crazy season, I feel my to-do list getting longer and longer, and my kids start begging […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love Christmastime, don’t you? My favorite part is the chance to focus on choosing the perfect gifts for the special people in my life. Come with me on a little journey to one of Des Moines’ retail gems–The Brass Armadillo. The Brass Armadillo is a great place […]
Some of you may have already conquered your list and are done shopping, but for those who are doing a little last minute shopping- here are a few ideas for everybody in your family! The giveaway was provided by Erin Condren. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
The holidays are a busy time, and we want to make it a little easier for you to stay on top of all the fun things that are happening around town! We created several local guides to help you make the most of this special time of year! Here are all our holiday guides in […]
It’s time to load up the car and take in all the lights and displays of the season. But where should you go? Here’s a holiday lights guide to make it easier for you to enjoy the holiday spirit in the Des Moines metro this year. For a Fee: JOLLY HOLIDAY LIGHTS ($10 per car) *New Location* When: […]
This time of year, as we compile Christmas lists and shop for those we love, I’m reminded more than ever that my giving ought to be to more than just my own—that there is so much need right here in the community outside my wreath-adorned door. Several ministries around the Des Moines metro are devoted […]
At Des Moines Moms Blog, we are thankful for you and wish you a joyful Thanksgiving! Whether you are traveling with your family or hosting a feast for your loved ones, we hope you slow down to enjoy this season of thanksgiving.