Passionate About Des Moines
and the Moms Who Live Here

local travel RSS feed for this section

20 Date ideas adult bucket list

20 Dates under $20: A Summer (Grown-Up) Bucket List

As the end of school drew near and my working mama guilt started to increase, I found myself working on our family’s kiddo-focused bucket list. (If you’re interested in creating your own, our monthly guides and this pool guide are great resources!) But as I was working on the list of parks, ice cream shops, and festivals […]

Continue Reading 1
christmas-light-night Des Moines Moms Blog Christmas Light Night Tradition

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 […]

Continue Reading 1
A to Z Guide to Des Moines

A to Z Guide to the Des Moines Area: Explore Our City from Adventureland to the Zoo (and Everything in Between!)

Des Moines is finally getting a little recognition for our newly discovered “cool factor.” Whether you need a change of pace, somewhere new to take the kids, or a fabulous off-the-beaten-track place to take your out of town visitors, look no further than this guide to some of our favorite places in and around the […]

Continue Reading 1
Costco_Mom_Hour_Des_Moines (2)

Costco Mom Shopping Hour — Free Event 11.13.15

It’s like a dream has come true for moms across central Iowa…. Costco is opening their doors an hour early just for you! That’s right, we could not be more excited to be partnering with City Moms Blog Network and Costco Wholesale to provide this great event for our readers and fellow Costco lovers!  Details and […]

Continue Reading 2