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St. Patrick's Day Family Fun Des Moines Moms Blog

St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun

I thought I was Irish until I was 39 years old. True story. Turns out I’m Scottish, not Irish, which explains why my family never really whooped it up for St. Patrick’s Day. (I always assumed we were just lame.) But, whether you’re Irish, Scottish, or the perfect melting pot of “American-ish,” you can make […]

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Easy Like Christmas Morning (How To Breeze Your Way Through The Holidays)

Christmas is hard. Like, break-into-a-sweat, tear-your-hair-out, have-a-mid-December-meltdown hard. It doesn’t matter how far in advance you plan (I’m look at you, Planners) or how organized you are (again, Planners walking around with ACTUAL planners), the holiday season can chew you up and spit you out. Idealized in carols about things being calm and bright, Christmas […]

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Wyckoff Heating and Cooling: Bringing Comfort and Peace Of Mind To Your Family

This post was sponsored by Wyckoff Heating & Cooling – serving Central Iowa for over 65 years. Snuggling under blankets together with my family is one of my favorite things to do. I love the cozy memories we create when we are all tucked close together laughing, reading, or watching a movie. But, that idyllic […]

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Getting My Vegetable-Hating Kids to Eat Healthy | Des Moines Moms Blog

Getting My Vegetable-Hating Kids to Eat Healthy

My sons’ favorite meals are tacos, burgers, pizza, and chicken nuggets. I can’t blame them; after all, these foods are all delicious. However, my kids prefer the bare-bones versions of these delicacies: meat and cheese only. Oh, and carbs. Meat, cheese, and carb (tortilla) = taco. Meat, cheese, and carb (bun) = burger. Meat, cheese, […]

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Experience a Magical Journey: A Review of Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre's The Hobbit | Des Moines Moms Blog

Experience a Magical Journey: A Review of Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre’s The Hobbit

My family was ushered into Middle Earth and caught up in its other-worldliness last weekend thanks to Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre’s presentation of The Hobbit. If you’re looking for a fun show for kids and adults alike, catch the final performances of this wonderful production July 7-10. Under the directorial guidance of Kathy Pingel and Ron […]

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