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11 Ways to Celebrate the End of the 2020 School Year with Your Kids

11 Ways to Celebrate the End of the 2020 School Year with Your Kids

May is typically filled with all kinds of fun events that wind down the school year for kids.  And, even...

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...

Start a Post-‘Rona Wish Jar for Your Family

Start a Post-‘Rona Wish Jar for Your Family

Being forced to stay at home makes it easy to dream about all the places you wish you could be...

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS): Caring for Kids & Families in Crisis in Des Moines

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS): Caring for Kids & Families in Crisis in Des Moines

Vulnerable children and youth can find refuge and a new beginning at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS). One of...

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Summer 2020: Should I Sign My Kids Up for Summer Camp?

Summer 2020: Should I Sign My Kids Up for Summer Camp?

It’s that time of year, actually past the time, that we start signing our kids up for summer camp.  Now...

How to Make Your Food Last Longer and Conserve Where We Can

How to Make Your Food Last Longer and Conserve Where We Can

By Natalie Maughan I like to cook meals for my family, but I mostly cook out of necessity. We don’t...

Food for Thought From Real Food 4 Kids

Food for Thought From Real Food 4 Kids

by Sue Honkamp, Founder & Owner of Real Food 4 Kids I recently asked parents and their kids two questions...

Fun Virtual Workouts to Keep the Family Fit While Stuck at Home

Fun Virtual Workouts to Keep the Family Fit While Stuck at Home

The local fitness community in Des Moines is doing a great job of providing lots of FREE on-line content to...

Where to Order Family Meals for Pickup or Delivery in the Des Moines Area

Where to Order Family Meals for Pickup or Delivery in the Des Moines Area

Quick trips to the grocery store just aren’t happening for most families right now.  And, when you do manage to...

Fun Coloring Pages & Other FREE Printables by Des Moines Designers, Businesses & Organizations

Fun Coloring Pages & Other FREE Printables by Des Moines Designers, Businesses & Organizations

Local designers, businesses and organizations have been putting together some great coloring sheets, activity pages and bingo cards for us,...