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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Johnston is a growing community located on the north side of the Des Moines metro. It has more than a dozen parks and miles of trails. This is a sponsored post brought to you by Ingrid Williams.
Whether you’re new to the Des Moines area or picking the best place for your next family home, we hope this guide helps you find the best place to raise your family.
“Mom! Can we get a puppy? Pleeeaaase?! PRETTY PLEAAASE????” “I don’t think so, hun.” Famous last words. Our kids have wanted a puppy for a long time. And we keep avoiding it. And then we revisit the idea a hundred times. We have never given a firm answer, and we really don’t know why we […]
The Circus is HERE! Now showing at the Iowa Events Center! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents The Next Generation of Circus 2.0 With An All-New Gold Edition–Fully ChargedSM The Greatest Show On Earth® Ignites with Amazing Performance Power from all Over the Globe for Children Of All Ages! The 40-city North American tour of Fully Charged is a high-speed connection to […]
I currently have two school-aged, and public school attending, children. While some may cringe at that statement, we fully embrace it. We love hearing stories of what they did each day, what they learned, what “specials” (P.E., art, music, etc.) they had, showing us the library books they got to check out, sharing what their […]
We spent the weekend at my parents’ and sister’s home in Northwest Iowa. My sister is quite the movie fanatic. She loves classics, westerns, science fiction, romantic comedy, action, drama…. You name it, she has at least heard of it, if not seen it. Aunt Sares (as my girls have named her) finds joy in […]
I had the pleasure of enjoying a facial at Massage Heights in Clive earlier this month. I had never had a facial before in my life, but I was excited for something new and refreshing. As I age, and my skin ages, I am realizing the importance of skin care. And of “me time”. Growing […]
With each child I have, I become braver, more confident, comfortable and responsible. I recently decided it was time to use those new gifts and start something new. I was ready to do something for me, and earn a little fun money too. And so began my business as an Independent Consultant for Thirty-One Gifts. […]
One year ago today… I went into labor with our third baby, our first son. As I reflect on that day, I also think back to the past two times I had a baby. The sweetness, the pain, the joy, the complete lifestyle change, the love, the adoration. When I first became a mama, eight […]