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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What to Expect on a Visit to the Omaha Zoo in 2020

We’re all trying to find safe ways to get out of the house and have a little fun. For our brood, a day-trip to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo was just what we needed. With...

October Family-Friendly Events in Des Moines

Halloween is not canceled! At least not at Living History Farms. Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms’ Family Halloween on October 16-18 and 23-25! Join them in the 1876...
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September Family-Friendly Events in Des Moines

We are thrilled to partner with Living History Farms to bring you this guide to family-friendly event guide.  Make plans to go to Living History Farms for Applefest, September 26, from 9 a.m. to 4...

August Family-Friendly Events in Des Moines

Let’s take advantage of the sunshine and warm days of summer to explore the city and the many natural wonders surrounding Des Moines before kids head back to school. From nature playdates to outdoor...

July Family-Friendly Events in Des Moines

If you've been itching to get out of the house and have some summer fun, you'll be happy to know there are more in-person events happening in July than there have been in months!...

I Love You More: A Tribute to My Husband on Father’s Day

My husband is a good dad. He checks all the boxes. He’s patient and calm. He plays board games and video games with the kids. He builds blanket forts. He helps coach basketball and...

What’s Your Family’s Quarantine Level?

3 months ago the words social distancing, quarantine, and COVID-19 didn't hold much meaning. Now they are part of our regular vocabulary! Our kids understand that they need to stay 6 feet away from...

Family-Friendly Events in Des Moines for June 2020

It’s time for summer fun! Here are family-friendly events you can enjoy from home and a few in-person events too. Guidelines are changing weekly, so be sure to confirm with the host organization that their...

25 Mother’s Day Ideas to Make This Year Extra Special

Moms have been working double-time lately—with an extra dose of anxiety! Some moms are juggling their full-time careers from home while also keeping their kids busy at home. Others are on the front lines of...

Things To Do in Des Moines in March 2020

With glimpses of spring on the horizon, March is a great time to explore the city and have some fun. We’re kicking off the month with our Mom’s Night Out event on March 5,...