10-year-old: “Mom, mom, mom, Can I get a pop-it or a simple dimple?” Me: A whatza what now? 10-year-old: “It’s a fidget toy. They’re so cute and I want them alllllll.” Chances are if you know a child between the ages of...
Make family memories this fall with our ultimate fall bucket list. Check out more than 65 things to do in Des Moines this fall. No more generic fall bucket list: This Fall Bucket List was made with Des Moines families in...
Normally around this time as school starts back and the end of summer draws near, the Iowa Cubs season is coming to a close. That is not the case this season. Keep those baseball gloves out a little bit...
I’m an Iowa native who has been going to the Iowa State Fair since the cotton candy was as big as me (EVIDENCE presented). I even competed in the Bill Riley State Fair Talent Search twice.  Now that I have...
I started geocaching with my kids when they were really young. We love learning how to find hidden treasures in our own city! It isn’t hard to get started, but knowing the basics for geocaching are important. The best...
Some of my favorite childhood memories take place in a campground. If asked what I loved most about it as a kid, I’d excitedly exclaim, ALL OF IT! If you don't think you can go camping with kids, I...
Do you enjoy craft beers, wine, or cider? Des Moines has an ever-expanding handcrafted beverage scene. From hazy IPAs to hard seltzers and smoothie style sours, there is a brewery for everyone, including the kids and dogs! Prefer wine or...
  This summer we embarked on a parks challenge to discover our favorite parks in Ames. Challenges included zipping down a slide, swinging from the monkey bars, or pumping your legs on a swing. All of these things happen often...
Our family LOVES the Olympics! We love the pageantry. We love watching the highest-caliber athletes compete. And, of course, we love the heart-warming underdog stories. As Olympics fanatics, our family hosts big parties to celebrate the games. What started out...
My daughter is a fish, so spending last summer at home in a kiddie pool was quite a downer. We went all out this year and got a pool pass to the two Ankeny swimming pools. The pass was...

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Things to do in Des Moines in June 2022

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Take your family out to the ball game! Central Iowa native and star college basketball player, Caitlin Clark, is set to make an appearance at...