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Guide to Des Moines Farmers Markets and Farmers Market Tips for Families

Des Moines boasts a bounty of farmers markets that feature local produce, freshly-picked flowers, Iowa-raised meats, handmade art, farm-fresh eggs and cheese, and fresh-from-the-oven baked goods. Our Des Moines Area Farmers Market Guide is divided by day of the week, featuring farmers markets in Des Moines and local suburbs. No matter where your summer schedules […]

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Kids Eat Free Guide to Des Moines Restaurants for Des Moines Moms

Guide to Kids Eat Free in Des Moines

Which Des Moines restaurants host ‘Kids Eat Free’ nights? And when? And which location? We’ve done the work for you! We all have those days when you just don’t want to – or don’t have time to – cook. Dining out with the family can be expensive, so here’s a newly-updated and fact-checked guide you can bookmark […]

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Too Much Candy

Ten Things to Do with Your (Kids’) Halloween Candy

I. Love. Halloween. It may even beat out Christmas as my favorite. I mean it! Think about it… when’s the last time you stressed out about Halloween? When’s the last time you stressed out about Christmas? Point made. Two main things make Halloween so great. Candy and costumes. I’ve always been all about the costumes. […]

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Lil' Sidekick Packaging

Lil’ Sidekick Review Plus a Giveaway and $5 Promo

Do you have a little one who is constantly “dropping” or throwing their toys, drink, silverware, or anything from their high chair, stroller, or exer-saucer? We do in our house, so I was given the opportunity to review the Lil’ Sidekick – an absolutely genius mommy invention created by Polk City mama Amy Vohs. About Lil’ Sidekick […]

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Some of our favorites

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Review

The Circus is HERE! Now showing at the Iowa Events Center! Ringling Bros. and  Barnum & Bailey® Presents The Next Generation of Circus 2.0 With An All-New Gold Edition–Fully ChargedSM The Greatest Show On Earth® Ignites with Amazing Performance Power from all Over the Globe for Children Of All Ages! The 40-city North American tour of Fully Charged is a high-speed connection to […]

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Teacher Gifts

Becoming the Teacher’s Pet

I currently have two school-aged, and public school attending, children. While some may cringe at that statement, we fully embrace it. We love hearing stories of what they did each day, what they learned, what “specials” (P.E., art, music, etc.) they had, showing us the library books they got to check out, sharing what their […]

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