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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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5 Reasons to Do Activities with Your Kids

Ever since my kids were little, my friends called me the “Activity Mom”. When my oldest was a baby, I started doing activities with him and eventually started a blog to share my ideas with others. I’ve often had moms tell me they feel guilty that they don’t do as many activities as I do. […]

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Simple DIY Snowman Ornaments

I’ve always loved to craft, but my attention span can’t handle things that take more than a nap time or require a ton of supplies and mess. I do, however, really enjoy crafting in short spurts, and I want my kids to find enjoyment in creating things, too.  I don’t make it to the craft […]

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40 non toy gift ideas

40 Non-Toy Gift Ideas and Experiences for Kids

It’s usually around this time of year that people start sharing articles about gift ideas for kids–specifically toys. Bloggers start writing about minimalism, excess, accumulating stuff, spending, etc. So, do kids really like receiving experiences instead of toys? I asked my boys their thoughts about this. After all, they are the experts who have been […]

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