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Best Moms Night Out: AR Workshop® Ankeny

This post was sponsored by AR Workshop Ankeny. However all opinions and reviews are my own. Hands down, our Des Moines Moms Blog contributor team will tell you they had a blast at our night out at AR Workshop® Ankeny. What things make a night out one to remember? Great friends? Fabulous atmosphere? Wine? Laughter? Combine […]

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Hit the Road! DMMB Goes to The Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota

This post was sponsored by Great Wolf Lodge. All opinions are our own. Vacations are hard with small people, amiright? As it’s been best said, “vacations with kids are not vacations; they’re parenting in a different location.” And while I want to take fabulous, memory-making vacations with my kiddos, I’m not willing to shell out big […]

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Parades in Des Moines

Parade Love: Your Guide to Parades in Des Moines and Central Iowa

Some of my favorite childhood memories involve sunny summer mornings sitting curbside along parade routes impatiently waiting for the loud boom to mark the start of the parade. My oldest is no different. He loves a good parade – the chase of tootsie rolls, the gleaming red fire engines, the sound of high school bands […]

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The Isolation of Racism

I’m 35 years old and I still have moments where I feel lonely as the only non-white person in the room. All in all, I’m pretty secure in who I am and confident about the person I have become. I’d like to believe my children are growing up in a time that is more open […]

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