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...
This post was originally published on October 5, 2012. Fall is here. With it comes a crispness in the air, gorgeous displays of color, and the excuse to spend a whole morning baking something with pumpkin. Fall lends itself to so...
Kids are so much easier when they are young. Oh, I know many of you are reading this with one child on your lap tossing Cheerios at your computer screen while another is tugging at your arm, and you are...
Mother Goose Time is a professionally developed preschool curriculum that nurtures the whole child and supports the child's social, emotional and intellectual growth. Mother Goose Time offers monthly curriculum kits of theme-based, hands-on activities, art projects and early literacy and...
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...
Grace Ballet & Gymnastics Studio's motto is “Teaching Character Through Dance” Our goal is to teach not only quality dance and gymnastics instruction, but also to teach lasting character qualities to each and every student through example and encouragement. Owner Anna...
One of the best parts of being a preschool mom has been meeting the others children's moms!!  It is so nice to connect with other women in the same or similar life phase. We can share in the laughs,...
One of my favorite things to do with my kids is to take them out to do fun activities on my Thursdays and Fridays at home with them. I often get asked how I am brave enough to take both...
Remember this awesome GIVEAWAY we shared with you in March? Thanks to the generosity of Instructor and Artist Sharon Hatten, more than 20 of our local families were able to participate in art classes during the month of April. We all...
Today's Giveaway is from Chick-fil-A Paradise Pointe on Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines. Eat Mor Chikin! Everyone knows about Chick-fil-A right? The cute little cow. The unparalleled customer service. The generous company that makes a difference! If not,...

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What I Love About Summer in Des Moines

There are so many different reasons our family loves summer in Des Moines. From activities for kids and date nights, to mom’s nights out,...