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Loving Your Kids Well With The 5 Love Languages

It’s the month of celebrating love and I LOVE, LOVE. I LOVE IT! As a kid, I vividly remember making Valentine boxes (shout out to my mom’s patience and creativity), practicing random acts of kindness in school, crafting Valentine projects, and sharing treats with classmates. In my adult life, all things hearts, pink, and Valentine […]

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Mom Confession: My Conflicted Relationship with Being Needed

I got into the mommy business knowingly not knowing anything. So when we had two kids of our own, the surprises were beyond measure — some heart-warming, some challenging, all unforgettable. But what still catches me off-guard repeatedly, even after almost five years of parenting, is the all-encompassing need. Need for Mom. Need for me. […]

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A Des Moines Mom’s Guide to October 2017

Can we let you in on a little secret? Des Moines has got it going on this October. We’ve curated our must-visit Des Moines kids’ events and family activities for this month. Here’s the scoop on where to get free pumpkins, the top places for family-friendly trick-or-treating, where to have a safe Halloween adventure, and more. […]

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Des Moines Moms September 2017 Guide

A Des Moines Mom’s Guide to September 2017

September is here! Celebrate that perfect beginning-of-fall weather with these fun, family-friendly Des Moines events. No need to spend time searching for something to do with your kids (or even for a moms’ night out!) — we’ve done the work for you. The only problem? Choosing between so many fun outings! Send us an email if […]

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Embracing the Slow: Choosing Less for my Kids

The possibilities are endless when it comes to extra activities for kids. From sports to gymnastics and dance to Lego Club and Girl/Boy Scouts, the list goes on and on. Some of these activities start for kids as young as 3! You may be surprised then, when I tell you my kids are in zero […]

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Summertime Mom

Overall, I would consider myself a pretty good mom. Of course, some days are better than others, but at the end of the day, I give myself a more than passing grade for the job I’m doing. Sure, there are days and times throughout the year when motherhood feels exhausting, overwhelming, and like it’s sucking […]

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