Summer is a great time to be in Des Moines. The days are long and the sun is warm. We are excited to see so many new businesses opening. Here are some we're most excited about.  5 New Things in...
If you’re looking for a nearby family get-away, check out Pizza on the Prairie at The Wallace Centers of Iowa’s Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center near the small town of Orient—about a juice box and fruit snack away...
Who else loves outdoor summer concerts? There’s not much better than seeing one of your favorite bands or discovering new music on a beautiful evening at an outdoor music venue. Des Moines knows how to make summer sound even...
Fireworks are a hallmark of the 4th of July. It's a wonderful family tradition to keep the kiddos up a little late to watch the big show. With the 4th being on a Sunday, check-out events all weekend long...
Iowa’s largest cities continue to thrive and build new neighborhoods. Many city parks and residential areas have public ponds for family fishing fun. Neighborhood ponds are great places for residents to spend time together outdoors. Partnerships with city officials,...
Donuts are always a win! Loved by kids and adults alike, good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert. Birthdays, showers, and other celebrations can be donut-themed and even folks getting married are opting for donuts rather than cake. Donuts...
As the nights start to warm up, it's time to stay up late and watch an outdoor movie! The City of Des Moines and many of the surrounding towns offer free outdoor movies in parks during the summer. Check out...
Summer is a great time to take your yoga outside. Whether a beginner or seasoned yogi, the outdoors add fresh air and beautiful scenery to the already centering practice. And bonus, the steamy summer days double as "hot" yoga! There...
Whether you are training for a marathon or just run for the fun of it, now is the time to tighten those laces. It's race season! The energy at a road race can leave you feeling empowered to take on...
Summer is right around the corner! Now is the time to start filling up your child’s schedule with all sorts of fun activities. Having trouble coming up with ideas? Want the kids to spend some time outside but also start...

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Jenn O’Neal: PepperHarrow Farm

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Des Moines Mom recognizes that moms wear a lot of hats. You are a mom, wife, friend, diaper changer, nose wiper, meal planner, lost...

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