The Science Center of Iowa is expanding its operations for the summer and providing even more opportunities to bring learning to life and “spark” your creativity! Starting in June, the science center will be open Wednesday through Sunday (an increase...
Admit it – you’ve purchased that Barbie and/or Snoopy fishing pole for your kiddo and it’s still sitting in the garage and has never touched the water. It’s time to dust off your fishing hooks and go fishing with the...
With three kids ages four and under, our days are filled with meals, bottles, naps, and repeating that schedule multiple times. Add in some laundry, and it feels like the day is gone before it began. Getting out of...
Does your family celebrate the last day of school? We love to celebrate lots of different events throughout the year in our house. We have had birthday parties for our dogs, birthday parties for our stuffed animals, celebrations for opening...
Our year at home during this pandemic has forced us all to be creative in our family activities. Like many of you, we have explored crafts, board games, and maybe even a Fancy Friday. After a long day of zoom...
Des Moines is about to get even cooler than it already is with the opening of the Lauridsen Skatepark set for May 22, 2021.  Here’s what you need to know about the new skate park in Des Moines  1. What makes...
Although many summer camps are in-person this year, the option for online is still great for those who need it. Whether for health reasons or just the flexibility that online offers, kids can still have an enriching experience via...
As the sun starts shining brighter and the grass begins to look greener than ever, it becomes time to start thinking summer. And with that it is time to start thinking Iowa Cubs baseball. It has been over a year...
I grew up in a tiny town in Southeast Nebraska. It wasn’t even big enough to have a stoplight, but what we lacked in size, we made up for in community. Our town was made up of citizens largely...
Everyone loves swim nights at Goldfish Swim School. The kids love that they get to swim even when it’s cold outside and I love that all three kids get lessons at the same time!  My kids have taken private swimming...

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Bloom: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Recap

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Bloom :: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s...
Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses in Des Moines