Why does summer always seem to go by so fast? I was at Target right after the 4th of July and they were already setting up the back-to-school displays. What nerve! If you have been avoiding that section like...
It’s that time of the year again - Teacher Appreciation Week. If you’re looking for a list of gifts for your child’s favorite teacher, this isn’t it. If that’s what you need, check out this post instead for some incredibly helpful...
I love to read! As a mom, I hope this is a quality I pass along to my kids. From the time they were babies, I have done what I can to raise them to be readers.  5 ways to...
Looking for early education and preschool options for your child? Des Moines Moms Blog's Preschool and Early Childhood Education guide will help you find the right school for your family.
It’s August and that means most of us are gearing up for back to school season. Meet the teacher night, back to school shopping, and the ever important first day of school front porch pictures. But what if your child...
To my first baby:Today you start kindergarten. My heart bursts with excitement for you while also feeling like it is being torn straight from my chest. Staying home with you has been the best, yet most challenging five years...
The first word that comes to mind when August arrives is school. This was reinforced when I walked into the store and saw the brightly colored bins of school supplies already lining the aisles.  7 Ways to Prep for Back...
Am I choosing my son’s future path with this ONE choice? Redshirting for kindergarten. This question has been jumbled around in my brain since October. Trying to decide if we will redshirt my son for kindergarten. How do moms handle...
If you have a kid who was born in the summer, you know how difficult it is to decide on when to send them to kindergarten. We have a few moms who have weighed in on the benefits of...
If you are like me, you are racing out the door to school and remember it is show and tell day. Quick! Grab something. I have learned to set a reminder in my phone to avoid moments like these.  If...

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What Can You Buy With 529 Distributions?

Some of the biggest challenges many face when it comes to education are financial. Luckily, a 529 college saving plan can help. And they're...