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Des Moines Moms Guide to December 2017

Wondering what to do in Des Moines this December? Des Moines is brimming with Christmas cheer this month! Central Iowa has plenty of magical events to offer families this time of the year, so check out (and share!) this event guide and get ready to make memories this holiday season. (And don’t forget about the […]

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A Des Moines Mom’s Guide to October 2017

Can we let you in on a little secret? Des Moines has got it going on this October. We’ve curated our must-visit Des Moines kids’ events and family activities for this month. Here’s the scoop on where to get free pumpkins, the top places for family-friendly trick-or-treating, where to have a safe Halloween adventure, and more. […]

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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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Too Much Candy

Ten Things to Do with Your (Kids’) Halloween Candy

I. Love. Halloween. It may even beat out Christmas as my favorite. I mean it! Think about it… when’s the last time you stressed out about Halloween? When’s the last time you stressed out about Christmas? Point made. Two main things make Halloween so great. Candy and costumes. I’ve always been all about the costumes. […]

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Lil' Sidekick Packaging

Lil’ Sidekick Review Plus a Giveaway and $5 Promo

Do you have a little one who is constantly “dropping” or throwing their toys, drink, silverware, or anything from their high chair, stroller, or exer-saucer? We do in our house, so I was given the opportunity to review the Lil’ Sidekick – an absolutely genius mommy invention created by Polk City mama Amy Vohs. About Lil’ Sidekick […]

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