This post is sponsored by KinderCare.Many families look to the new year as a time to reset their eating habits and focus on making healthier choices. However, adults aren’t the only ones who could use a menu refresh as children may also need to focus on healthier food choices. Our friends at KinderCare have 50 […]
Staying in Des Moines for Spring Break? Des Moines has plenty of options to help your kids run off all that energy or for you to connect as a family.
This post is sponsored by Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry.Dental trauma is common in children and adolescents because this is the time when kids learn to walk, run, and are most active in sports. If your kid has a tooth injury, it’s important you know what to do. Dr. Waage with Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry answers […]
Looking for early education and preschool options for your child? Des Moines Moms Blog’s Preschool and Early Childhood Education guide will help you find the right school for your family.
With glimpses of spring on the horizon, March is a great time to explore the city and have some fun. We’re kicking off the month with our Mom’s Night Out event on March 5, and we’d love to see you all there. If you’re planning a staycation in Des Moines over spring break, be sure […]
We have had our Philips XL Air Fryer for over three years now and love it more each year! I wasn’t sure we would use it very often when we received it as a gift, but now I can’t imagine cooking without it. Cooking healthy and quick meals is very important to our family and […]
How’s your love life going? That’s a weird question if you’re married. You’re knee-deep in laundry. It’s 10 p.m. and you forgot your preschooler needs to take snacks tomorrow. Your second grader wants home lunch and you haven’t gotten groceries in a week. A work project is sucking the life out of you and your […]
Anyone else feel like their little ones have grown several inches over the winter? I have a large pile of too-small clothes in both my boys’ closets that are begging for a new home. I’m lucky that our youngest can wear hand-me-downs, but the thought of buying a brand new wardrobe for my oldest every […]
Spring is just around the corner! Jumpstart organizing your closet by letting go of pieces you never wear and highlighting what you regularly reach for in your closet. The Midwest Winter to Spring transition can be tricky for your wardrobe. Here are some hacks to maximize space while keeping those few essential cozy warm things […]
I have been a daddy’s girl my entire life. My dad was simply the best. He was there at every dance recital, for every heartbreak, for every big mistake, and sneaking out late. He taught me forgiveness and always shed a tear when apologizing after losing his cool, even though I always deserved worse punishment […]
February 20, 2020, is national “love your pet day!” A “pet” is defined as a “domestic or tamed animal kept for companionship or pleasure” but for our family, our Black Lab Dakota exceeds the job of companionship and goes beyond the task of providing pleasure. She brings us joy, comfort, and protection. Her role extends […]