Wondering how to beat cabin fever? The mom-approved winter ideas on our winter bucket list feature things to do around Des Moines, as well as free, boredom-busting ideas you can do without leaving your living room! Whether you want to stay warm and cozy at home or head out to some of central Iowa’s best sledding […]
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Winter is great time of year to snuggle up with our kids and watch movies. It’s too dark and cold to be outside in the evenings. The holidays are over and our family is in a bit of lazy season. It’s time to relax and have some fun at home with a family movie night! […]
Happy New Year! What’s going on in Des Moines in January? From snowshoeing adventures to fun theatre performances, there’s plenty to help you and your family beat cabin fever. Here’s to starting off 2018 with a bang! January 2018 events and activities Jan 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Yoga Under the Stars, Science Center of […]
Every year is full of challenges and celebrations. Before we start 2018, we wanted to take a minute to reflect on the highlights of 2017.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Round up the family and hop in the car–the Christmas lights are waiting! If you’re looking for an easy holiday activity to do with your family, this is it. Here are some of the best places to see Christmas lights in Des Moines this holiday season. Jolly […]
Wondering what to do in Des Moines this December? Des Moines is brimming with Christmas cheer this month! Central Iowa has plenty of magical events to offer families this time of the year, so check out (and share!) this event guide and get ready to make memories this holiday season. (And don’t forget about the […]
Yes, it’s already that time of year when you can see Santa stationed around town ready to hear from your little ones. This may feel like an added stress to the holiday season, but I talked to some veteran moms who have tips on how to make the trip enjoyable – no matter what your […]
It’s November already? Wasn’t it just summer? Whatever the case, we’re thankful for all the things to do this month here in Des Moines. When you’re not snuggling under a blanket or planning your Thanksgiving dinner grocery list, load up your kids and enjoy a fun November outing! November 2017 events and activities November 1 […]
I’ve been philanthropic in some way since I was very young. When I was 8, I scraped together literal pennies to donate to the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation. I collected them in a coffee can and handed it to Bill Riley when I took the stage at the 1992 Iowa State Fair Bill […]
A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our Family Fun Day Sept 16 at Centennial Park in Waukee. It was a great morning to have fun as a family!