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A Few Ways to Make Family Walks More Fun

A Few Ways to Make Family Walks More Fun

If your kids are starting to complain about going on yet another family walk or wishing for something to make...

Resources to Help You Discuss Racism & Racial Injustice with Des Moines Kids

Resources to Help You Discuss Racism & Racial Injustice with Des Moines Kids

Due to the deaths of George Floyd (and far too many other black Americans) and the resulting #BlackLivesMatter protests, we’ve...

Celebrate National Doughnut Day at a Des Moines Area Doughnut Shop

Celebrate National Doughnut Day at a Des Moines Area Doughnut Shop

Today is National Doughnut Day!  There’s a holiday for everything, but come on, who doesn’t love doughnuts?!? And, while we’ve got...

100+ Days of Summer Fun in Des Moines

100+ Days of Summer Fun in Des Moines

Now that school is officially out and summer has arrived, many of us are looking at a season of cancelled...

Setting a Summer Schedule for Kids

Setting a Summer Schedule for Kids

By Natalie Maughan This summer will no doubt be different than summers past, due to the fact that many parents...

Summer 2020: Take Family Movie Night Outside in Des Moines

Summer 2020: Take Family Movie Night Outside in Des Moines

This summer kick-off the season with an outdoor family movie night. It’s the perfect time to watch your favorite flick under...

Best of the Season
Summer 2020: “Imagine Your Story” at a Des Moines Library

Summer 2020: “Imagine Your Story” at a Des Moines Library

Registration is beginning to open for Des Moines area public libraries’ summer reading programs. This year’s theme — “Imagine Your...

Beyond Strawberries: Best Places to Pick Your Own Blackberries, Raspberries, Cherries, and More this Summer near Des Moines

Beyond Strawberries: Best Places to Pick Your Own Blackberries, Raspberries, Cherries, and More this Summer near Des Moines

The Pick-Your-Own season is bookended by strawberries in the spring and apples in the fall, but what do you do with all those months...

Family Friendly Bike Trails in the Des Moines Area

Family Friendly Bike Trails in the Des Moines Area

May is National Bike Month, so if it’s been a few months since that bike saw the outside of your...

2020 Guide to Farmers’ Markets and Farm Stands in the Des Moines Area

2020 Guide to Farmers’ Markets and Farm Stands in the Des Moines Area

Farmers’ Markets have always been significant summer events in the Des Moines area. They provide fresh produce and entertainment for...

Arts & Culture for Families in Des Moines: Top LOCAL Entertainment Streaming Online

Arts & Culture for Families in Des Moines: Top LOCAL Entertainment Streaming Online

The show must go on, and a global pandemic certainly hasn’t slowed our entertainment options, it’s just repackaged them for...

FREE Fishing Weekend 2020: Where You Can Go Fishing with Des Moines Kids

FREE Fishing Weekend 2020: Where You Can Go Fishing with Des Moines Kids

Fishing is a classic family activity, but it can only be done outside of the Des Moines metro, right? Wrong! Not only...