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.
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Never Have I Ever – Mom Edition

Never Have I Ever is a game you may or may not have played in college. You say something you've never done and those who have done it raise their hand - or take...
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Go Red for Women’s Heart Health

February 3 is National Wear Red Day. It is designed to bring awareness to heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for women in the United States. As a healthy mom of two,...
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Family Fun in Ames

Ames, located just 45 minutes north of Des Moines, might not be the first place you think of when it comes to family fun. But, don't overlook it! We have some pretty awesome amenities...
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New Year’s Eve at-home party ideas for kids and adults

New Year’s Eve is easy to overlook. You’ve just made Christmas magical for everyone and could use a night out with adults. For a lot of us, that doesn’t happen because we have kids. Don’t...
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11 Great Gift for Guys

Finding gifts for guys can be hard. With a husband, two sons, a dad, two brothers, two father-in-laws, uncles and even a great-grandpa-in law, I have a lot of guys in my life to...
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I didn’t want to hold my baby

This post is part of an editorial series, Birth Stories, is brought to you by UnityPoint Health and Des Moines Mom. All 5 original articles from the Birth Stories series can be found here.A...
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Are you a fun mom?

Honestly, who has time to be a fun mom? We’re running around changing diapers, carting kids to practice, making sure meals are on the table, and everything else that comes with being a mom. If...
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5 Best Places to See Fall Leaves in Central Iowa

Central Iowa is beautiful this time of year! If checking out fall color is on your bucket list, check out one of these spots. Take a drive and enjoy the fall leaves.  Where to See...
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5 Tips for Working Out at Home

I do remember life before kids. I’d go workout at a gym almost every day after work and then head home to my organized house for a late dinner with my husband. After I had...
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Moms Can Coach Too!

“We need coaches.” You've probably gotten an email with that subject line and thought about deleting it. Somebody else will do it. I don't have any experience in that activity. It's really a "dad thing."...