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Des Moines Summer Reading Programs

Before the road trips and family reunions, between camps and around the long-delayed dentist appointments, is a summertime lull. Many local attractions can help fill these few unplanned moments. But there is one magical place to rule them all: a safe haven full of ideas, characters, and imagination, complete with fearless leaders and climate control. […]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas + FREE Printable

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Some dads are difficult to shop for – but we love them and still want to honor them on Father’s Day. I explored gift ideas that other parents shared with me to help you honor the fathers in your life. First, I encourage you to figure out what […]

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It’s Time to Take Back Summer

Moms, it is time to take back summer! In the past, our family has always tried to do summer camps, take vacations, plan home improvement projects, and create epic summer memories. I have felt guilty if I don’t have an activity planned every day. Summer break continued to get busier and busier and eventually, it […]

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Beat the Heat! Guide to Des Moines Area Pools

Des Moines pools open June 2! 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 time, if the pool allows […]

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