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...
Lunar New Year is an ancient festival celebrating the new year in China. For most of my life, I had never heard of Lunar or Chinese New Year and didn't think much of it. Until that is, I married...
Anyone else finding it hard to believe it’s going to be 2023 soon?! I feel like I’m still stuck in 2020. As the year winds down, I always go into reflective mode. These are a few lessons I journaled about...
“Here comes Hanukkah, so much funukah to celebrate Hanukkah, Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, Instead of one day of presents, we get 8 crazy nights.” Thank you Adam Sandler for creating such a wonderful Hanukkah song for everyone...
New Year’s Eve is easy to overlook. You’ve just made Christmas magical for everyone and could use a night out with adults. For a lot of us, that doesn’t happen because we have kids. Don’t overlook New Year’s Eve just...
Traditions, rituals, and superstitions are my favorite part of New Year's. Perhaps you watch the ball drop, share a midnight kiss, or eat pork and sauerkraut. My traditions are rooted in Latin American culture and I've been doing them...
One of my favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit is by bringing out all our Christmas and winter books! I know some families like to wrap 25 holiday books for the month of December and have their...
When we moved to Des Moines over a decade ago we would hop in the car and criss-cross the state to visit relatives from both sides of the family during the holiday season. I assume like many of you,...
Let’s talk holiday traditions. Everyone has a few, right? Growing up I remember going to two houses for Thanksgiving. First we would go to my dad’s parents and then to my mom’s. Thanksgiving was a busy day full of cousin’s,...
If you're not sure where to start when it comes to holiday events and activities happening in Des Moines, let us help you narrow it down. Here are 5 of our favorite things to do in Des Moines for...

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