Midwest Mom Life

Midwest Mom Life

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7 Reasons to Get Into Grinnell Iowa

7 Reasons to Get Into Grinnell Iowa

I recently told you about our stay at Hotel Grinnell in Grinnell, Iowa. It was the first time I had been to the town in almost 25 years and I’m glad we made the trip! Grinnell is named one of the Top Ten Coolest Small […]

Hotel Grinnell: Old School Turned Awesome Hotel

Hotel Grinnell: Old School Turned Awesome Hotel

A few weeks ago my oldest daughter and I spent the weekend in Grinnell, Iowa. I’ll be telling you all about very soon and giving you lots of reasons to get into Grinnell for your next getaway. Today, I wanted to tell you all about […]

Grab a Sip and a Bite at Stay Sweet Nicola’s in Council Bluffs

Grab a Sip and a Bite at Stay Sweet Nicola’s in Council Bluffs

Grab a Sip and a Bite at Stay Sweet Nicola’s in Council Bluffs If you’re looking for somewhere to grab breakfast or a pastry in Council Bluffs, Stay Sweet Nicola’s is one place to go! Located on the corner of 8th and Main Street, you’ll […]

Dusted Charm in Council Bluffs is the Ultimate Rustic Market

Dusted Charm in Council Bluffs is the Ultimate Rustic Market

A store UNlike anywhere else in the city, Dusted Charm in Council Bluffs recently opened its doors near the 100 Block. Located across the street from Broadway United Methodist Church and Subway, but when you step inside the vibe feels more like a shop in […]

Free Outdoor Movies in Council Bluffs

Free Outdoor Movies in Council Bluffs

Are you looking for things to do this summer in Council Bluffs? You’ve come to the right place! What better way to have a fun family night than enjoying an outdoor movie, for free! Grab your kids, your parents, and your friends for a summer […]

Vacation Bible Schools in Council Bluffs 2018

Vacation Bible Schools in Council Bluffs 2018

Once again there are several Vacation Bible Schools in Council Bluffs over the summer. I attended VBS as a child, even a week of Church Summer Camp for a few years, and always had a lot of fun. Friends, crafts, and lessons about the Lord, […]

8 Iowa Breweries and Wineries Near Council Bluffs (Within 1 Hour!)

8 Iowa Breweries and Wineries Near Council Bluffs (Within 1 Hour!)

During the 1930’s Iowa was ranked 6th in grape and wine production. Now there are almost 1,500 acres of grapes and 100+ wineries across the state! I recently shared 6 Iowa Beer Trails and 6 Wine Trails to help you plan your next adult day trip. […]

8 Gorgeous Bike Trails in Iowa

8 Gorgeous Bike Trails in Iowa

Did you know there are 1800 miles of bike trails in Iowa?! With scenic views of Loess Hills and the Missouri River, Iowa is a great place for two wheels. Grab your helmet, pack your backpack, and a plan a ride down one of these 8 […]

Things To Do On A Branson Missouri Vacation with Kids + Giveaway

Things To Do On A Branson Missouri Vacation with Kids + Giveaway

I’ve been sharing all about our sponsored #BloggingBranson trip over the last two weeks. Now you have all sorts of ideas on things to do on a Branson Missouri vacation with kids, or even with your spouse. I’ve rounded them all up below to help you […]

Taste of Italy at Florentina’s in Branson

Taste of Italy at Florentina’s in Branson

If spirit animals were food, mine would be pasta. All the pastas. Spaghetti, pasta salad, fettuccine, and even macaroni. The only pasta I don’t like is Lasagna and that’s because of icky ricotta cheese. While on our sponsored #BloggingBranson trip my belly wasn’t just greeted with […]