Your Happy Place as a Parent: A Matrix Perspective

Parenting can be exhausting!  Anybody else out there agree?  The Lack of sleep, no privacy, constant questions, the never ending cleaning and all the other stuff that comes with being a parent sometimes catches up with you.  At that point, the will to continue on another 2-3 hours before the kids finally go to sleepContinue reading “Your Happy Place as a Parent: A Matrix Perspective”

Indoor Places for Kids in Central Iowa

When it is cold or snowy/rainy in Central Iowa, parents, and children are always on the hunt for places to play indoors! So what do we do now?  Where do we take the kids to keep them entertained and from driving us crazy?  Well, here are some Indoor Places for Kids in Central Iowa that you canContinue reading “Indoor Places for Kids in Central Iowa”

Central Iowa Winter Bucket List with the Family

So I originally wrote this list back when I started Des Moines Parent website. It’s interesting to see the changes over the years as my kids have gotten older. So here is my updated list for my family in 2021! The first official day of Winter is December 21st.  My mental calendar switches over toContinue reading “Central Iowa Winter Bucket List with the Family”

Central Iowa Fall Bucket List w/ the Family

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.  This is an update of a Fall Bucket List I made many years ago. I say bring on the cooler temps and beautiful fall colors!  So here’sContinue reading “Central Iowa Fall Bucket List w/ the Family”

20 Things to do With Your Kids This Spring

Spring is one of my favorite seasons.  It’s a time when we break out of our winter slumber with outdoor activities and warmer weather fun.  It’s also a great time to get the kids outdoors and get them active and moving.  So take advantage of this time and make some fun Spring memories with yourContinue reading “20 Things to do With Your Kids This Spring”

5 Parenting Lessons I Learned from Star Wars

Hi  my name is Thomas and I am a Star Wars nerd.  A proud one.  So the other day I was thinking to myself, how can I incorporate Star Wars into my parenting website?  Well, there are some parenting lessons to be learned from Darth Vader and the Star Wars Movies.  So I came up with my list ofContinue reading “5 Parenting Lessons I Learned from Star Wars”

The Bathroom: A Parent’s Escape?

Do you remember when the bathroom use to be a place where you could get away from the all the world’s problems? A nice quiet bubble bath, a hot shower, perhaps catch up on some reading while sitting on your throne.  If this all sounds nostalgic to you, then you must have young children.  BecauseContinue reading “The Bathroom: A Parent’s Escape?”

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