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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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Omni Dallas Hotel: Experience Luxury {Giveaway}

The Omni Dallas Hotel hosted Des Moines Moms Blog and fellow City Moms Blog Network Site Owners at #SisterSiteConf16. As a thank you, we’re providing this review and giveaway. All opinions are 100% our own! Last year myself and two of our executive team here members at Des Moines Moms Blog were able to attend the City Moms […]

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Destination Wyoming: Family Vacation and Couple's Getaway Itineraries | Des Moines Moms Blog

Destination Wyoming: Our Summer Family Vacation and Our Winter Couple’s Escape

I think I’ve found my heaven on earth. Last summer, after spending the school year learning about westward expansion in our American History studies, we had a strong desire to “go west” for our family vacation. We considered our options within reasonable driving distances, watched a few YouTube videos about those destinations, and quite easily […]

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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 […]

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Planning Your Disney Dream Vacation + Giveaway

Everyone knows that the happiest place on earth is Walt Disney World, right? In our family, I am the planner. I arrange flights, rental cars, activities, tickets, food, as well as making sure everyone is appropriately packed. I stress over every last detail until the moment where I need a vacation from my vacation. Silly, […]

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My Top Summer Activities for Families, Kids, and Date Night (2015)

I love the month of May! Mother’s Day, sunshine, warm breezes, and the coming end of the school all year have me excited for summertime family events. And May is the time for planning all those upcoming fun things to do! I got to thinking about all of the things I love about Des Moines in […]

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