Megan Boettcher

Content Coordinator Megan doesn’t really fall into any one mom category. With three kids from ages 5 to 12, she’s been a working mom and a stay-at-home mom. She’s breastfed and bottle-fed. She’s kept kids on strict sleeping schedules in their own beds and also embraced the benefits of co-sleeping. She’s a big believer in finding what works for you and your kiddo (and it’s often different for each kid). Megan is an Iowa native and lives in Ankeny with her husband Darren. They love to travel and are often planning their next road trip (even it’s a year away). They also enjoy entertaining and are famous among their friends for throwing big bashes to celebrate the Olympic Games. But her everyday life is mostly comprised of playdates, trips to the park, and trying to stay ahead of the never-ending laundry pile.    
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Things to do in Des Moines in May 2022

It's outdoor festival season! From Tulip Time to CelebrAsian, there are a multitude of opportunities for the whole family to experience the food, music, and traditions of many cultures without leaving Iowa. We're also...
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Things to do in Des Moines in April 2022

April showers bring May’s favorite event: Kites on the Green in Johnston. Save the date for the ninth annual Kites on the Green event at Johnston Commons on Saturday, May 7. This family-fun event will...
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Des Moines Easter Egg Hunt Guide

Easter egg hunts are a great tradition. Cute kiddos running around and excited over finding an egg. Plus it preemptively burns some of that energy from candies found in the eggs. Leading up to Easter,...
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Things to do in Des Moines in March

As the calendar turns to spring, we have a lot to look forward to in the metro area. Live performances, such as Charlotte’s Web at the Des Moines Playhouse and Daniel Tiger in Stephens...
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Things to do in Des Moines in February 2022

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry is proud to serve Waukee and the surrounding communities and has a board-certified pediatric dentist on staff. Their team is compassionate and committed to giving your...
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4 Ways to Celebrate the Winter Olympic Games as a Family

“Feel the rhythm. Feel the rhyme. Get on up, it’s BOBSLED TIME!!” -Cool Runnings The winter Olympic Games are almost here, and I am counting down the days. Historically, our family has hosted a big...
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GoPeer Virtual Tutoring Helped My Daughter with Creative Writing

There are two things I learned about my kids during the first phase of the pandemic (when they were out of school for months). First, they are incredibly creative, and second, I am a...

Things to do in Des Moines in January 2022

It’s a new year, and if you’re looking for new ways to keep the kids busy this month, we found dozens of family-friendly activity ideas. From ice skating to storytime to free movies and...
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Things to do in Des Moines in December 2021

HO! HO! HO! December is full of jolly activities for the whole family to enjoy. From carriage rides to light displays, there are holiday events happening every week. We also found lots of activities...

Things to do in Des Moines in November 2021

We are thrilled to partner with Polk County Conservation to bring you this monthly event guide.  Get a head start on holiday shopping at the Jester Park Nature Center’s Locally Grown, Raised, & Created Fall...