Each year I get excited about the summer and winter solstices. Then I make a mental note that “next year my family and I will celebrate.” But what is a mental note without a plan? Not much. So this...
Popsicles, pool floaties, and sunscreen. Summer is here!   As a stay-at-home mom to three active boys, summer is full of adventures! I love doing ALL the things with my boys. Every year when school is out we sit together...
  After a harsh and long winter, summer is finally here! The Des Moines community is a fun place to be, with new and exciting experiences for your children. This summer, add some entertaining and unique experiences to your child's...
We Love summer in Des Moines! We've got you covered from pools, outdoor movies, and farmers markets to berry picking, road races, and parades. 
Raise your hand if you love a good festival--we sure do! From delicious food and entertaining acts to people watching and if you're lucky a parade, summer is a great time to head to a local festival in and...
As a mom of three boys, I have become a baseball mom. My Saturdays are spent at the baseball fields, and I love every minute of it. The season starts with a family outing for new gear. Before that,...
Hello, my name is Mary and I am a skater mom. My 11-year-old daughter has been skateboarding for over a year now and I must admit this has become one of my favorite hobbies of hers. It has been...
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, there are several community hunts...
Swimming lessons are important, but this life-saving skill doesn't always come easy for kids. Luckily we have many indoor swim schools in the Des Moines metro that are experts at easing kids' nerves while teaching them to swim. With...
Don't miss our Des Moines Summer Camp Guide for 2022! Fun activities for all kids for all ages and interests here in Des Moines!

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The school year is around the corner, but there’s still time for you and the kiddos to get a few more memory-making experiences! Downtown...
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