Who loves a good vacation? How about a staycation? Each year my partner and I take a mini reprieve from all responsibilities. Together he and I map a loose itinerary for a 4 to 5 day childless vacation. What...
Picture this- you're busy. You and your spouse have careers you are jugging, a house to manage, kids and all that comes with them, (school/homework, projects, extracurriculars, keeping them clothed, fed, etc). volunteering, staying connected with family and friends....
My husband and I make sure to sneak away for at least one date night a month. We are foodies so we rarely add a movie or show to our dates. Instead, we take our time at a nice...
Date night! But wait, what are the plans? There is no shortage of things to do in the Des Moines metro and beyond. Whether you are planning ahead or need a last-second idea, we are here to help! From...
Divorce attorneys have a front-row view of the issues that cause discord in a marriage and, in many cases, lead to the eventual separation of a couple. The divorce rate in the United States is upwards of 40-50% according...
My partner and I met when I was twenty and he was thirty-three. At the time he thought I was twenty-two and I thought he was twenty-eight (another story for another time). By the time we found out we...
  Who knew one click of a mouse could change the trajectory of your life? A late-night whim of courage turned into a marriage with 4 kids five and half years later. Follow along on our journey to finding love...
“Are you planning all of these holiday dates for us?!” That was my husband thinking I was actually making a holiday date calendar for us. Unfortunately for him I was designing the calendar for this post. As the holidays...
Weekend getaways are few and far between for most parents and adults. But after the 2020 (and let's be honest 2021 too) we've all had, we need it more than ever! Just us adults, recently escaped for a quick...
Last time I went into a lingerie store to buy something sexy, I probably had a Blackberry in my purse and walked past a Twilight movie poster on my way to a Victoria’s Secret at the mall. Two kids and...

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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...