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Where to Kayak & Paddle Board with Your Kids in Central Iowa

Where to Kayak & Paddle Board with Your Kids in Central Iowa

Exploring local water ways on a kayak or stand up paddle board (SUP) paves the way for perfect summer adventures!...

Where to Find Cool Treats in Des Moines

Where to Find Cool Treats in Des Moines

As the mercury creeps higher, Des Moines families begin to look for more ways to beat the heat. If your...

25+ Virtual Summer Adventures for Des Moines Kids

25+ Virtual Summer Adventures for Des Moines Kids

With social distancing still in place and with summer temps on the rise, it’s not easy keeping kiddos entertained.  Good...

Summer 2020: Indoor & Outdoor FREE & Cheap Summer Movies in Des Moines

Summer 2020: Indoor & Outdoor FREE & Cheap Summer Movies in Des Moines

Every summer, local theaters, and communities show second-run movies, that are cheap or FREE for families to attend.  And, this...

Summer 2020: Aquatic Centers, Pools & Splash Pads in the Des Moines Metro

Summer 2020: Aquatic Centers, Pools & Splash Pads in the Des Moines Metro

Public pools and aquatic centers around the Des Moines Metro have announced their plans for the remainder of the summer....

Astronomy for Families

Astronomy for Families

By Greg Woolever, Ashton Observatory Director| Des Moines Astronomical Society | www.dmastronomy.com Health concerns about COVID-19 have caused our Ashton...

Best of the Season
9 Iowa Landmarks You Can Enjoy from Your Car

9 Iowa Landmarks You Can Enjoy from Your Car

Are you over in the merge lane? You know that spot where you are still social distancing, but just starting...

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...