As my children grow up, I am realizing more and more how they are exactly. like. me. This has its perks and its challenges. Perks: I know how to respond to them and how to challenge them. I know how...
I can't say that I have many genius moments, but starting a monthly freezer meal exchange group has definitely been a lifesaver! Once a month, five families put together multiples of the same meal and bring one for each...
Have you ever had a recurring nightmare? I sure have...plenty of them. One of my most frequently occurring dreams happened when my boys were babies. I kept them with me in a cradle in my room until they were...
I will be the first to admit that I am a disorganized mom. Recently I told a friend that I have been trying to "get my ducks in a group."  I've abandoned the idea of ever having them in a row....
One of the best parts of 2020 was discovering the home organization show on Netflix, Get Organized With The Home Edit. I've shared before my love of Marie Kondo and now I wanted to share some of the super...
I was deeply impacted and touched by the local home school conference I attended a few weekends ago.  Before you think, I don't home school so this post won't apply to me, please keep reading - it applies to...
Stepping Stories Stepping Stories was founded by two moms and grew out of their personal parenting experiences. Their mission is to make parenting easier through personalized stories that help young children with transitions and challenges. Written by a team of child...
Kids make their first piece of art as early as day one when they place their tiny footprints in ink at the hospital. They continue to churn out artwork for years to come. Some are adorable masterpieces, and some...
My oldest daughter, Sophia, went through a MAJOR princess phase from about 2-5 years old. And still, at 7, some of her favorite books feature princesses, unicorns, or some other magical, stereotypical figures. We tried introducing other play themes, toys,...
Because this is my first pandemic, I’m not sure I’m doing everything right.  I failed miserably trying to get my kids to make stained glass mosaics using sidewalk chalk and blue painters tape, a social-distancing, suburban-driveway art project that is...

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Des Moines Halloween Events in 2023

Don't limit the Halloween fun to beggar's night and a pumpkin patch. Celebrate the spooky (and fun!) season all month long. Whether you are looking...