My oldest is in middle school and is starting to act more like a “big kid”. It’s an interesting time because sometimes he still feels like a young kid and at other times he is telling me that he’s...
Who else is excited for the Winter Olympics?   It’s right around the corner! Friday, February 9th, NBC will air the opening ceremonies from PyeongChang (Republic of Korea) in prime time. You bet we will be watching, decked out in...
As a mom of three boys, I have become a baseball mom. My Saturdays are spent at the baseball fields, and I love every minute of it. The season starts with a family outing for new gear. Before that,...
For my birthday last week, my husband took a few days off to spend time with me. (Insert "aww" here.) On Thursday, the plan was to walk around East Village, have lunch downtown and just spend some quality adult...
Our family LOVES the Olympics! We love the pageantry. We love watching the highest-caliber athletes compete. And, of course, we love the heart-warming underdog stories. As Olympics fanatics, our family hosts big parties to celebrate the games. What started out...
You won’t want to miss the quack-tacular 8th Annual YESS Duck Derby presented by Des Moines Plastic Surgery, IA: David Robbins, M.D.! The fun starts at Noon at Jordan Creek Town Center, when you and your friends and family can...
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. We are four weeks into our summer break already, and as usual, I don’t know where the time is going. Sometimes, and especially the older I get, I wish I could...
If the parents/grandparents in your life are like those in mine, they are hard to shop for! My husband’s parents especially seem to have everything they could ever need or want, and they usually say they don’t want gifts...
Cheers to 2022! Celebrate New Year's Eve with your family or get out for the night. Daytime activities for the kiddos let them be involved without having to extent bedtime. Ready to party the night away? There's lots of fun to...
Winter is great time of year to snuggle up with our kids and watch movies. It’s too dark and cold to be outside in the evenings. The holidays are over and our family is in a bit of lazy...

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