I'm currently sitting at my desk during a blizzard warning with kids begging to go sledding. They are specifically requesting a really big hill. While I may not know the biggest sledding hill in the Des Moines area, here...
Living in Iowa, we can't escape winter. The months of January, February, and even March can drag on, feeling like an endless repeat of cold, dreary days. Why not embrace the season this year? Just because it's cold, doesn't...
Winter can drag on. Making a bucket list is a great way to help beat (or at least minimize) cabin fever with these mom-approved ideas. From fun and unique things to do around Des Moines, to creative and boredom-busting ideas...
Every other Thursday morning, I sit in a patterned turquoise chair working on my laptop while my son Alex, an active 9-year-old with balance issues, navigates a swinging obstacle course, bounces balls two at a time, and plays board...
Sometimes a staycation is just what you need to reset after a crazy season. Our last hotel stay was in the Wisconsin Dells right as the coronavirus entered our lives. Recently, we were talking about that trip, and how...
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. Are you looking for fun (and safe) activities to keep the family entertained? If so, the Science Center of Iowa has you covered! SCI is taking safety seriously this holiday...
Being a parent is exceedingly difficult right now. In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people are concerned about keeping their families and communities healthy. On top of that, parents are either working from home with little ones...
Central Iowa is beautiful this time of year! If checking out fall color is on your bucket list, check out one of these spots. Take a drive and enjoy the fall leaves.  Where to See Fall Leaves Clark Tower, Winterset City...
We’ve been virtual learning now for several weeks with our 2nd and 5th graders. One of the main challenges we’ve encountered is keeping my 21-month-old busy and engaged while still being readily available to help with learning.   Somedays, Blippi helps...
Halloween is not canceled!  Many communities in and around Des Moines have not yet decided on whether to allow beggar's night or not, so this is the year to plan some new traditions. Put those costumes on and plan a...

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May is National Water Safety Awareness Month. As we head to pool and beach season, it’s the perfect time for all families and caregivers...
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