Go for a neighborhood Egg Hunt April 5-12th! In person egg hunts may be canceled this year, but we can still celebrate spring with a neighborhood egg hunt (social distance style)! Encourage your neighborhoods to participate in a Neighborhood Egg...
My oldest son Jack turned 6 last week, just as the impact of the current global health crisis was becoming apparent. For the week or two before we’d gradually been scaling back his birthday celebration plans, finally canceling his...
Early last week, I knew I was going to have to cancel the St. Patrick’s Day party I had been planning with a few of my close friends and their children. I knew this Covid-19 thing was getting serious...
I crave quiet. Lack of noise. Sound’s absence. Eradication of the endless voices screaming off the news page and inside our house.   It’s a nice idea. But the reality is children come with noise and if they didn’t, we’d probably worry....
Not sure how you're going to keep your kids entertained while you're stuck at home for the next couple of weeks? We feel your pain! That's why we created this guide to indoor activities for kids. We hope it...
Foss Swim School in Ankeny opens in late March, bringing a Minnesota couple’s passion to Iowa for the first time.  A tragedy inspired Jon and Susan Foss’ life’s work. Jon was taught to respect the water and embrace swimming by his...
DIY valentine

DIY Valentine Heart Garland

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Sometimes holidays sneak up on me and before I know it, it's a few days before and I haven't done much to decorate or prepare to celebrate. Today I wanted to share an easy DIY Valentine craft and decor...
Our family runs a restaurant. Mind you, we are only open one night per year, and can only accommodate one table per night. We're highly exclusive.  We admit guests on an invitation-only basis, and we haven't quite nailed down a cohesive...
Goldfish Swim School is coming to Des Moines! The chilly winter months may not seem like the most obvious time to talk about swim lessons, but swim and water safety experts know this is the perfect time of year to...
My refrain of, “Why don’t you turn off the tablet and go read a book?”, is often met with a slight groan from my 10-year-old daughter. As a former English teacher, you can imagine my shock when I realized,...

In + Around Des Moines

Taste of Summer in Des Moines :: Local Discounts + a...

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Celebrate the taste of summer in Des Moines and support local businesses! Summer and life, in general, look a little different this year, but before...