This post was sponsored by LOF-Xpress™. All opinions are our own.One of the things I routinely put off until the last minute is getting my oil changed. Yes, I know why they are important and I know the dangers of not keeping up on car maintenance. They just take so much time! And I always […]
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Kites on the Green in Johnston is a fun event for the whole family! Mark your calendars for the fifth-annual Kites on the Green event on Saturday, May 5. This post is sponsored by the Kites on the Green and the City of Johnston.
The first line of defense for your aches, pains and general unrest is the medicine cabinet. Once you start feeling under the weather, you pop a couple pills of acetaminophen or ibuprofen/naproxen. And before you know it — relief! It’s such a habitual reaction, that you probably don’t even think about your choice. You take […]
Spring is a great time to clean out your closet and make room for new clothes! This means I make piles of things I did not/will not wear again. I have tried just about every type of consignment option available and thought it might be fun to share some of my tips for getting the […]
The Science Center of Iowa is offering a new program for families who want to help their kids get a head start on STEM learning. Family STEM Institute classes are led by early childhood experts from the SCI Preschool. These educators understand children’s natural inclination to explore and are experts at informal learning. Classes focus […]
With our April guide to events and activities in Des Moines, your family will have no reason to say, “Mom, I’m bored!” — trust us! This curated calendar features unique spring events (Beautiful Bulldog Contest! Donut festivals! Astronauts! Free pony rides!). Here’s to enjoying all that Des Moines has to offer this month: no assembly required. […]
This recipe is for those busy weeknights when you don’t feel like cooking but want something healthy and simple. It’s a no-fuss recipe and impossible to mess up. It features one of my favorite root vegetables: sweet potatoes. I can’t get enough of this nutrient-dense veggie. Sweet potatoes are full of vitamins B6, C, and […]
Des Moines Moms Blog is thrilled to be launching our 2018 ultimate guide to Des Moines summer camps – along with a myriad of other fun summer programs and activities for Des Moines kids!
When I was 11 weeks pregnant, I received a Down Syndrome diagnosis for my unborn son. My world came to a screeching halt. It felt like I was completely alone. After speaking with my genetic counselor, I dropped the phone on the floor and just rocked back and forth on the couch, crying until my […]
Need to get the wiggles out? Des Moines offers tons of fun and engaging options for indoor play – and we’ve compiled a comprehensive indoor play guide just for Des Moines moms! The Indoor Play Guide is a paid advertising opportunity, brought to you in collaboration with our presenting sponsor Sky Zone Trampoline Park. If you’re […]