5 Tips to Sneak Past the Sneaky Sugar Habits

5 Tips to Sneak Past the Sneaky Sugar Habits Feeding your kids healthy meals can be a daunting task.  Food manufacturing companies exist to sell products and make money. You can expect to find close to 50,000 products at the average grocery store, and nearly $50 billion is spent annually on marketing those products to you and your family. Companies use this marketing budget to sneak products past you that are not as healthy as...

10 Quick + Easy Meals

10 Quick + Easy Meals Are you looking for some different quick and easy meals? Our family tends to cook the same three or four recipes, so every once in a while I love to throw something new and different in. Take a look at these 10 quick + easy meals for next week's meal plan. Sheet Pan Roasted Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon With Feta & Olives By Tieghan Gerard from Half Baked Harvest This...

Wild Lights Festival at Blank Park Zoo

Get Wild at the Wild Lights Festival at Blank Park Zoo As soon as the Blank Park Zoo announced the arrival of the Wild Lights Festival this spring, I knew a visit was a MUST for us. We were lucky to be included in the preview night and I can easily report that it is awesome! The displays are beautifully placed throughout the Zoo. We grabbed hot chocolates with Baileys for the adults and regular...

How to Raise a Peaceful Goldfish

How to Raise a Peaceful Goldfish This post may contain affiliate links Ever notice how peaceful the goldfish looks floating around in their little bowl? Ever wonder if humans can achieve that level of calmness? When you're expecting, nothing is more exciting than thinking about finally getting to meet your baby at the end of nine months. As a former kindergarten teacher, nothing was more exciting than fostering both academic and personal skills in my...

2021 Monster Jam Returns to Des Moines

2021 Monster Jam Returns to Des Moines with Precautions in Place One of our family's favorite shows is returning to Des Moines, Iowa! Monster Jam will return to the Iowa Events Center from Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18 with safety precautions in place. Monster Jam knows that families want to return to seeing and doing their favorite things, but want to feel safe while doing so. Monster Jam in partnership with the Iowa...