I love Halloween! When we moved into our first home we had no kids yet, but I dressed as Columbia from Rocky Horror Picture Show and anxiously awaited the arrival of hundreds of princesses and ghosts. The reality was...
It’s time to get our 11-year-old son a phone and I’ve been pondering what his relationship with technology should look like. Becoming “unplugged” is more and more difficult in today’s world. I don’t know where I heard the quote, “When...
As a stay-at-home mom with four kids, we LOVE all the toddler activities in Des Moines! Something that keeps me sane as I’m with my kiddos all day is ROUTINE. So, we load up in the morning (get coffee)...
I am proud to share my Hispanic heritage with my kids. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States from September 15 to October 15 each year. This month-long celebration recognizes and honors the “histories, cultures and contributions...
With the last days of summer upon us, it is time to focus on Fall! If you are anything like me and my family, you look forward to enjoying the last couple of months outside before the cold temps...
The air is crisp, the skies are blue, and the days are bright. It's time for fall festivals! We love all things fall. Check out these fall festivals for live entertainment, delicious treats, yummy drinks, and more.  Fall Festivals in...
Make family memories this fall with our ultimate fall bucket list. Check out more than 65 things to do in Des Moines this fall and make a list. Our Fall Bucket List was made with Des Moines families in mind. Find...
Fall is by far my favorite season. Who doesn't love the beautiful colors as well as pumpkin spice everything, football, and trendy fashion? There are so many fun activities that come with fall, especially in and around Des Moines....
Growing up in Iowa, my family would take a yearly trip to visit Adventureland. Now, that I'm older and live in the Des Moines metro, we are lucky enough to be able to go more than once a year.  The...
Ingersoll LIVE, presented by Bankers Trust, returns on August 26. This free, family-friendly event takes over the 2800 block of Ingersoll Avenue from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Locals know this “block party” is packed with fun including three stages...

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