Des Moines Needs an IKEA!

I love IKEA.  The only problem is the closest IKEA is 200 miles away.  My question is this.  Why doesn’t Des Moines of all places have an IKEA.  Why don’t we get to enjoy the stylish furniture, the handy organization …

Make Yourself at Home

Yesterday, we went to our “dink” friend’s new home. (In case you don’t know the meaning of “dink”, it’s a married couple with dual incomes and no children) In preparation, I packed the pack-n-play, booster seat, cereal, fruit, water, milk, …

Fall Bucket List with the Kiddos

My favorite season Fall is right around the corner.  Even though it’s not quite here yet, I couldn’t wait to make my Fall Bucket List with the Kiddos.  I say bring on the cooler temps and beautiful fall colors!  So …

Iowa State Fair – Kids Activities

The Iowa State Fair will be here August 7th-17th.  Not only does the Iowa State Fair provide great food, people watching and free music concerts, but it has some great activities for the kiddos too.  Here are the details: Family …

8 Tips to Make Homework Fun!

Going back to school can be hard enough – not to mention the dreaded influx of homework assignments. Instead of battling against the daily worksheets, essays and reading, students can breeze through their assignments and even enjoy the process. Make …

Homemade Sidewalk Paint

Using chalk to draw on the sidewalk is fun, but sometimes my little artists need something new to mix things up a bit.  In this case we turn to some homemade sidewalk paint made with just 3 easy ingredients.  Here is …