I'm often asked, "How do you stay fit?" I have an unfair advantage - my husband is co-owner of Crossfit West Des Moines. Even with easy access, we mommas know it is never "easy" to schedule ME time when our kids...
The kids and I commenced our summer break almost four weeks ago, and it’s already starting to fly by. It’s not so much the weeks that are fleeting as it is the days. At the end of almost every day, I...
With the school year winding down, summer is fast approaching. Being the busy, on-the-go family we are, I like making a bucket list of things we want to do. This adds some excitement to the summer and helps keep the...
When you give a kid a camera, the world immediately becomes more interesting. When you give a kid a camera, toes are immediately the most photogenic part of the body. When you give a kid a camera, posing favored stuffed animals...
"...one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act." ~Hannah More I...
About the Harlem Globetrotters The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will take fan interaction to a new level when the 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour comes to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Online voting is...
My girls love to bake. They shriek with excitement when I whip out the aprons and ask them to help me out in the kitchen. My son has also picked up on this excitement and drags a chair from...
My daughter turned four a few weeks ago, and thanks to Storybook Adventures, all her dreams came true.  Any mom with a little girl knows that planning a birthday party for her little princess will be magical. From the Pinterest-inspired...
Last week, we planned some pretty cool birthday party ideas for the boys of the house. Today, it's time to bring out the glitz and glam, because we're planning a party for that little princess. In March, I will be...
I’m not much for winter. My husband LOVES it. He lives for snow. He bought a snowmobile last year. It’s this time of year that I’d prefer to move south. I would like to be a snowbird in Arizona....

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