Brittney Rutherford

Brittney Rutherford
Brittney and her husband, Tyler, have been married for 10 years and live in Ames. Their two sons, Beckett (5) and Hudson (3), keep them on their toes with constant wrestling, dinosaur-related questions and daily inquiries as to when their next trip to get ice cream will be. Brittney works full time in marketing and communications. She likes to bike (the kind with pedals), visit family, hang out with friends, be in or on water - and always has good coffee and red wine on hand.
skincare favorites

Skincare Favorites for Busy Moms

My daily skincare favorites can all be found at Target. It's way easier to remember skincare products if I can just add them to a pick-up order! You're not going to find expensive face creams...
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Plan a Staycation in Des Moines

Sometimes a staycation is just what you need. Our last hotel stay was in the Wisconsin Dells. Recently, we were talking about that trip, and how we hadn't stayed in a hotel since then....
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Hate New Year’s resolutions? Try this instead.

I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. Here’s why. Dec. 31 – Have a blast celebrating New Year’s Eve with family and friends while thinking about all the amazing things we’re going...
Christmas tree farms Des Moines

Christmas Tree Farms Near Des Moines

Who loves the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree? There are many wonderful, local farms to support here in Central Iowa. Spend a day selecting your perfect tree and maybe enjoying some hot...
Trader Joe's

My Go-To Trader Joe’s Items

My love affair with Trader Joe's started over 15 years ago in Minneapolis. We were with my in-laws visiting relatives and my father-in-law wanted to stop by a grocery store.  He's from California and told...
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Unplugged Family Activities

It’s time to get our 11-year-old son a phone and I’ve been pondering what his relationship with technology should look like. Becoming “unplugged” is more and more difficult in today’s world. I don’t know where...
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It’s time for middle school and I’m not ready

I am officially a Middle School Mom and it reinforces the number one thing I hate about parenting: letting them go. One day, they’re all cute and squishy and need you to literally survive. The...
RAGBRAI tips and advice Des Moines Mom

5 Things to Expect on RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI is coming through Des Moines this year on July 26! This long-standing Iowa tradition puts thousands of bikers from all over the world in the middle of our two-lane roads, flanked by cornfields. It...
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Tips for Biking Iowa’s Trails with Kids

Warmer days are here and there’s no better summer outing than a bike ride. According to Bike Iowa, we have 335 trails that span 3,173 miles all throughout Iowa and our kids have grown...
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Bedtime Drama is Here to Stay

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