We have updated our annual Des Moines Birthday Party Guide to be your go-to resource to help you plan the best birthday parties in Des Moines.
We enjoyed a night out at Canoyer Garden Center in Grimes for a SOLD OUT DIY Planting Event A group of women joined us for You Grow Girl, a night assembling a custom, outdoor planter, enjoying a drink from Whimsical...
Hellooooooo Summer! We are ready for sunny pool days, listening to live music at local festivals, and movies under the stars. Get ready for big family fun. This summer there is something great in store for everyone. Summer Guides for...
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...
We Love summer in Des Moines! We've got you covered from pools, outdoor movies, and farmers markets to berry picking, road races, and parades. 
Des Moines pools open on June 5!  Before you head to one of the Des Moines Area pools to cool off, check out these tips. Or jump straight to the guide! Refuel If you’re staying for a long trip to the pool,...
Have you been thinking about our pollinator friends as you make plans for your garden, landscape and outdoor spaces? As concern for pollinators increases, so does the demand for pollinator-attracting plants. Creating a back yard habitat for these pollinators...
“I believe everyone is a beautiful individual full of life-defining stories, even our littlest clients.” Hi friends, my name is Anj Olson. I’m the photographer at Lav & Lime Studio; a fine art studio specializing in newborn, family, and headshot/branding...
What is the Pelvic Floor? The pelvic floor is a set of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue in the lowest part of the pelvis that provides support for a woman’s internal organs. The pelvic floor muscles serve as support muscles...
Cool off at one of Des Moines’ 12 spraygrounds or 10 wading pools this summer.  Spraygrounds are open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 1 through September 30 2021 unless otherwise noted. Spraygrounds do not have a lifeguard and are...

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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...

Amy Hilmes, Happy DSM