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After-School Adventures

Before having kids, we did everything on the weekends: cleaning, laundry, going to new events, exploring new restaurants, parks, etc. The weekdays were for working, exercise, dinner, and relaxing. Ah … what a simple life it was. After having our first baby, the weeknight workload definitely increased. But we still saved almost everything for the weekends: […]

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5 Mom-Tested (kid-approved) Ways to Dye Easter Eggs

Coloring eggs is one of my kids’ all-time favorite activities. And we’ve done it all. From traditional egg-dying kits to DIY color solutions to coloring with whipped cream, we’ve tried everything. Once we even dyed eggs for Christmas, because why not?   I’m here to tell you what works and what doesn’t work to (hopefully) […]

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Urbandale library guide

Guide to Urbandale Public Library

Our family of five LOVES outings to the public libraries here in Central Iowa! As a homeschooling mom, my heart delights at my kids’ joy when they discover a new fiction series or find a stack of non-fiction reads on their current interests.  We have made the rounds to lots of local libraries. While we’ve […]

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Des Moines Easter Egg Hunt Guide

Des Moines Easter Egg Hunt Guide

There are few things more adorable than seeing your little one toddle around a grassy field searching expectantly for a colorful egg. While we all enjoy the sweet pictures of our kiddos smiling brightly with a basket full of eggs, we also know things don’t always go as planned. One year my youngest son would […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to April Events 2019

This post is sponsored by the City of Johnston Kites on the Green. We are thrilled to partner with the City of Johnston to promote their Kites on the Green event Saturday, May 4. Join in on the fun during the family-friendly festival featuring giant show kite displays, celebrity bol races, free kite building, live […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to March 2019

Awww, spring! It’s really coming, well, at least Spring Break will be here soon. If you’re planning a staycation in Des Moines, be sure to check out our complete list of Spring Break Camps and Activities.  There are also plenty of fun-filled family activities–and a few date night ideas–going on throughout the month. Mark your […]

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How I Turned a Love for Baking Shows Into a Simple Dinner Idea

Perhaps one of the greatest ironies of my life is how much I love watching baking shows considering how little I like to bake. I don’t particularly enjoy baking or cooking, and if it were up to me, I’d happily eat out for every meal. While I don’t look forward to baking in the cold […]

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