“Hi, would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?” is a phrase I will hear a million times from February until the end of March. If you are the parent of a Girl Scout you know what I...
Do you celebrate Galentine’s Day? Maybe you have no idea what it is. The concept for the made-up holiday came from popular NBC TV show ‘Parks and Recreation.’ It was created by the character Leslie Knope, who loved to celebrate...
My daily skincare favorites can all be found at Target. It's way easier to remember skincare products if I can just add them to a pick-up order! You're not going to find expensive face creams that need a mini fridge...
There are seasons of motherhood that bring both joy and challenges. As a mom of four, I have been through many different seasons. With three boys who are 22 months apart, I had great sadness in saying bye to...
I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. Here’s why. Dec. 31 – Have a blast celebrating New Year’s Eve with family and friends while thinking about all the amazing things we’re going to accomplish in the new...
Our 4-year-old son is currently obsessed with the book series Who Would Win. If you aren’t familiar with the series, each book features two animals the author pits against one another in an epic hypothetical battle, while sneakily providing...
Being a mom is the most rewarding job I have been given. And the most difficult. There are moments every day that test my patience. And in that same span of time, memories I never want to forget. Motherhood...
As someone who always has a running list of books to read there is nothing better than a good read in the summer. Well, a good book in the winter, cuddled up in a blanket is pretty cozy too....
Hello, my name is Mary and I am a burnt out mom. Most days I feel like I am being pulled in every direction at one time. Sometimes I need to call a timeout on all my responsibilities even...
Every mom deserves to look as 'dashing' as she feels, and that's exactly what Darya Hansen, DNP, offers at her one-of-a-kind medspa suite, DASH Aesthetics. Dr. Darya Hansen is not just a professional injector; she's also a mom of two...

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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,...