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6 Des Moines Instagram Accounts We Love

It’s no secret that we LOVE instagram! I’m definitely guilty of hiding from my kids and escaping to the world of pretty pictures and funny quotes–tell me I’m not alone!  But really, instagram is my favorite form of social media. I love seeing pictures of friends and family and also following local businesses. And I […]

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Des Moines Fireworks 2017

Des Moines Area Fireworks 2017

Hooray for red, white, and blue! The Fourth of July isn’t complete without fireworks and other festivities. No matter how old you are, there’s something magical about watching the sky light up with colorful sparks. Where will you be watching? Here’s where you can see fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend in and around […]

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Don’t Miss “Smurfs: The Lost Village” at The Color Run Des Moines!

Do you know what makes The Color Run’s “happiest 5K on the planet” even happier? When you add in the Smurfs! Register for a fun-filled and colorful morning when you join runners and their families for The Des Moines Color Run.  Join the Smurfs on their biggest adventure yet at  The Des Moines Color Run […]

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20 Dates under $20: A Summer (Grown-Up) Bucket List

As the end of school drew near and my working mama guilt started to increase, I found myself working on our family’s kiddo-focused bucket list. (If you’re interested in creating your own, our monthly guides and this pool guide are great resources!) But as I was working on the list of parks, ice cream shops, and festivals […]

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Beat the Heat! Guide to Des Moines Area Pools

These scorching Iowa temperatures have thrust us into summer mode. If you’re heading to one of the Des Moines Area pools to cool off, here are some tips to give you that extra push into the deep end. Refuel If you’re staying for a long trip to the pool, pack waterproof sunscreen and snacks for break […]

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