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40 non toy gift ideas

40 Non-Toy Gift Ideas and Experiences for Kids

It’s usually around this time of year that people start sharing articles about gift ideas for kids–specifically toys. Bloggers start writing about minimalism, excess, accumulating stuff, spending, etc. So, do kids really like receiving experiences instead of toys? I asked my boys their thoughts about this. After all, they are the experts who have been […]

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My Kids Love Kudo Banz, and I love Parenting More Positively

Raising young kids is tough. As children grow, they become more independent, curious, and, if I’m honest, more headstrong. Seeing my children blossom into their unique personalities is so much fun — but it’s not as enjoyable to nag them for the hundredth time to put their action figures away or plead with them to please […]

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Grandparents: Give a Jar of Memories | Des Moines Moms Blog

Give a Jar of Memories

If the parents/grandparents in your life are like those in mine, they are hard to shop for! My husband’s parents especially seem to have everything they could ever need or want, and they usually say they don’t want gifts anyway. They both turn 70 this year, so we all (six siblings, five spouses, and seven […]

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Sweet Sugar Baby – Giveaway x2

Today’s giveaway is from Sweet Sugar Baby – a local Mom & Daughter team featuring hand-made, stylish and unique creations. The first time I stopped at this darling booth at the Des Moines Farmers Market I fell in love! Such unique, quality products and their Mother/Daughter team just makes it even more special! I love supporting local […]

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Origami Owl – Giveaway

Today’s GIVEAWAY is from Amy Marek, Independent Consultant with Origami Owl – offering customizable, personable jewelry. Each piece is unique Every Living Locket tells a story and is customized with things that you love. Whether its your life ‘story’ or simply your favorite things, you are the creator of your perfect piece of jewelry. In […]

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