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Girl’s Night Out at The Escape Des Moines

Are you a thrill-seeker? Do you love putting your mommy-brain to the test? If you answered yes, then you are going to love the newest way to test your code-cracking skills. The Escape Des Moines recently opened their second location in the West Glen Town Center (formerly in the old Plato’s Closet). The owners have […]

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Galentine's Day Ideas

Happy Galentine’s Day: Ideas to Celebrate the Gals in Your Life

Depending on which Valentine’s Day legend you believe, the festivities and traditions could date back as early as the year 270. But, more recently, (2010, to be exact) there has emerged a newer, fresher holiday. I’m talking, of course, about Galentine’s Day-a new holiday debuting on the show Parks and Rec. This new holiday showcases TV character […]

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Top 10 Posts of 2016: The Best of Des Moines Moms Blog

2016 has been a crazy year! But before we turn the calendar to 2017 (who else is ready for a fresh start?), we wanted to take a minute to reflect on the highlights of 2016.  We are so grateful for each of our contributors! Every day they share their unique perspective on motherhood with you. [...]
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Our Ankeny “Christmas Light Night” Family Tradition

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 […]

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