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.
I love all the cutesy, thematic activities, crafts, and plans that an afternoon Pinterest session can afford. But how can a working mama really make it happen without ending up with a closet full of good intentions (i.e. unused craft supplies) and a house full of confused kiddos? Here’s what I do to tackle […]
Halloween, the night when all rules about how much sugar you let your kids eat are out the window in the name of trick-or-treating! Bring on the candy, the costumes, and the sugar-induced meltdowns! Be sure to check if your neighborhood does trick-or-treating on Beggars Night or Halloween in our October Guide. Here are some […]
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 fun and relaxing couples trip! Find an Interesting Location As you can imagine, getting six […]
If the parents/grandparents in your life are like those in mine, they are hard to shop for! My husband’s parents especially seem to have everything they could ever need or want, and they usually say they don’t want gifts anyway. They both turn 70 this year, so we all (six siblings, five spouses, and seven […]