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Surviving Holiday Road Trips: Activity Ideas for Your Toddler

As a child, I remember countless family road trips!  The memories flood my mind with so many happy things. Until I was a Mom, I had no idea how daunting it was to actually GET to that amazing destination to make those memories.  The preliminary preparations, packing for the entire family, and not the least […]

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Updating Your Holiday First-Aid Kit

I heard a phrase at a conference I attended recently and it has resonated with me ever since: “If you don’t have it when you need it…it’s too late.” That is so true when it comes to health, and more importantly in the case of emergencies. As we prepare for our extraordinarily busy holiday season and make […]

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My Favorite Essential Oils for Winter + Giveaway

My family thought I crossed the line from Mom to crazy Mom when I initially started talking about essential oils. But all they had to do was try them, and they are convinced. I first learned about essential oils three years ago from my amazing and resourceful friend Tammy. Since that time, I have admired, researched, […]

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Tips for Winter Colds

My boys usually end up with a few winter colds each year.  These are a few tips I have found useful for our family. Please know that I am not a doctor,  just an everyday mom who has had a ton of experience treating colds!  Unfortunately, my boys struggle with getting respiratory infections. A simple cold can […]

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Me ‘n Mommy To Be: Review & Giveaway

The Des Moines Moms Blog Co-Founders recently had the opportunity to spend some time at Me ‘n Mommy To Be in Ankeny. Me ‘n Mommy To Be is a unique children’s and maternal retail store where parents and grandparents entrust their pre-loved items to be purchased and loved by a new family. In 2004, the […]

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Contributor Party at Backyard Adventures & GIVEAWAY!!

Have you been to Backyard Adventures yet????? We are so thankful to Backyard Adventures for giving us an amazing evening of fun at their showroom in Urbandale. Our team of writers and their families were able to play on their awesome equipment and enjoy time together! We had the whole place to ourselves. The kids […]

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The Permanent Collection – Giveaway

Today’s giveaway is from The Permament Collection – a local letterpress and design studio specializing in contemporary design, fine press products and vintage printing. Established in 2007 by Sarah and Andy McCoy, The Permanent Collection is a full service design studio for graphic design, identity, branding, business cards, postcards, social stationery, greeting cards, broadsides/posters, birth […]

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