You do not have to travel far to enjoy a hotel pool! Des Moines is home to several hotels with fabulous pools and even water parks. Skip the sunscreen, escape the cold, or even make a splash to celebrate...
I am 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,...
The kids are off school on January 15 for Martin Luther King Jr Day, hooray! It’s always nice to have a long weekend, but hopefully, you’re able to take some time to talk to your kids about why this...
Happy New Year! Have you resolved to get out more this winter? There are plenty of January events to make that possible. And don't forget to snag some me-time after the holidays. Let’s start the year with some fun! More Winter...
Not sure how you're going to keep your kids entertained when you're stuck at home? We feel your pain! That's why we created this guide to indoor activities for kids. We hope it helps you stay sane when you...
Channel your inner Hallmark movie main character and go ice skating around Des Moines. Many areas have community rinks. Check out our guide to outdoor rinks and where you can rent ice skates and start skating! Most locations are open...
Enjoy all Des Moines has to offer with winter-only fun. From ice skating to skiing, and snowshoeing to sledding, there are places all over the metro to enjoy the winter, including lots of free options! Use this handy guide to...
Though it might be cold outside, there is no shortage of things to do this winter in Des Moines. Make a bucket list to help beat the winter blues! From winter-only events and unique things to do around Des Moines,...
The fun and excitement from the holidays has dwindled and now you have many, many days to entertain your children. Having the kids home for winter break is fun, but also a little stressful. I am used to dropping...
Get in the holiday spirit with the Iowa Wild during Winter Wonderland weekend! With tickets starting as low as $18, two fun-filled games are sure to be plenty of excitement for the entire family. To kick things off on December 22,...

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What Can You Buy With 529 Distributions?

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