Raise your hand if you know someone with allergies! Sure, the typical allergies consist of sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes. But, did you know food allergies produce more intense effects?  If you didn’t tune into the recent Living With Food...
Do you ever feel like you don’t know what to make for mealtime or snacks? It can get boring when we stay in the same old routine. Whether you are on the go with kids' activities or just at...
Two, four, six, eight! Which snacks are so great?! As the big game approaches, so does the immense pressure for a fabulous food spread. Do you want to make a healthy snack or kid-friendly main dish? Maybe you're looking...
When I was little, Valentine’s Day was all about perfecting the prettiest box for school, and wondering if my crush would notice my Valentine’s Day card. Now, as a Mom, it’s about balance. My husband and I focus on...
Ah, the sweet snuggles. Bringing home a baby is magical. Preparing for a baby and creating a baby registry can be overwhelming; there are so many items to choose from. How do you know which item is best? After...
We have reached the season of everything pumpkin: pumpkin bars, bread, pies, lattes, etc.I’ll admit, the second the weather turns cool or I see a leaf turn yellow, I pull out my go-to recipe for pumpkin bars. They have...
Am I the only one who feels like I'm constantly asking myself, what's cooking - dinner tonight? If you're like me, every single person in my household asks me, "What's for dinner tonight?" And, if you are like me,...
I'm always looking for healthy, quick, and simple snacks...oh, and ones that my kids will actually eat...I know you know what I'm talking about! Let me introduce you to our family's favorite no bake brownie bites. When my pickiest eaters...
'Tis the season for all the extra goodies and we all have our favorites. I tend to crave puppy chow during the holiday season and this year is no different. I've already made this recipe multiple times and it...
Is it even the holidays without a box of Candy Cane Joe-Joe's from Trader Joe’s? If you have never been to TJ’s, as I affectionately call it, add it to your shopping list and pick up some of these...

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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,...