I think that we’ve had all of the contagious diseases that are possible in a two-week timeframe. I’d like to say I’m joking, but I’m not. At least my body and family don’t feel like I’m joking! I will tell you that I am not a medical professional, but I am a mom who is […]
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Not all women are going to be stay-at-home moms so for goodness sake, let’s please stop telling each other that’s what they need to be. A working mom is a good mom too! As mothers, moreover, women, let’s do something crazy and support each other instead! I recently overheard a woman telling another woman that […]
This post is sponsored by Burgers’ Smokehouse. All opinions are our own. BLT sandwiches are a seasonal summer staple in my household. We only eat them during the hot months of the year when tomatoes are at their peak. Over the course of many years, I have sampled many a BLT and perfected what I […]
This post was sponsored by Burgers’ Smokehouse. All opinions are our own.
My family and I are big fans of the library. Books, educational programming, cultural experiences, and interactive play areas. I am here for all of that! Let me be your library guru and share with you all things you should be checking out from your local library (hint: and they aren’t all books! 8+ Things to Check Out […]
Des Moines Moms Blog is thrilled to be launching our 2019 ultimate guide to Des Moines summer camps – along with a myriad of other fun summer programs and activities for Des Moines kids!
Has your household felt the influence of Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up?” Are you purging the items that no longer “spark joy” and are now driving around with bags and bags of stuff in your trunk? If this sounds like you, consider yourself just one of the millions of people joining the trend of minimalism and decluttering. […]
How to make homemade valentine melted heart crayons Every now and again I aspire to be a pinterest mom. It’s fleeting and far between, but occasionally I surprise myself! Does anyone else inwardly groan when they think of class holiday parties and the knowledge their kids are going to get all hyped up on sugar? I […]
As a mom, I basically have two goals for my family: keep everyone safe and be budget conscious. Sometimes I get lucky and these things work in tandem, but more often than not I’m caught in a battle of trying to save money alongside making smart choices about everyone’s health and safety. The Hannah Geneser Learning […]
I have a confession that will make some of you wonder about my sanity: I love grocery shopping. I love browsing the aisles at multiple stores. I’ve been known to check out grocery stores in multiple states and countries just because I think it’s fun to see the different things each store carries. I enjoy […]