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Des Moines ice Cream Spots

Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream: Top Metro Cold Spots

To me, ice cream and summertime go hand-in-hand. I remember the Dennis the Menace-branded twist ice cream cones and the lime push-ups at Dairy Queen fondly. We weren’t as conscious about fats and sugar back then. But, even in today’s health-aware society, my daughter and I take at least a weekly trip to a Des Moines […]

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Our Summer of Fitness: How My Husband Won Farrell's and I Lost Flab

Our Summer of Fitness: How My Husband Won Farrell’s and I Lost Flab

This summer has been for my family a summer of fitness. After years of bouncing around between failed gym memberships, short-lived home workout routines, and no exercise at all, my husband and I decided almost simultaneously this spring that we were tired of not making exercise a priority. I joined the YMCA, he joined Farrell’s, […]

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Grown-Up Summer Fun in Des Moines

Time for a Little Grown Up Fun in Des Moines + GIVEAWAY!!

Last month I told you about some of my favorite things to do with the kiddos in the summer (you can find it here). Today I am sharing some of my top activities that would be perfect for a date with your favorite person or for some fun with friends. Hope you find something to add to your […]

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One Fabulous Place to Send Your Kids This Summer

Campfire, zip line, capture the flag, basketball, hide-and-seek, swimming, boating, water slides, singing, rock wall climbing, sleeping, eating, mini-golf, new friends, faith, independence, Pixie Stix, Dr. Pepper, the lake. Summer camp. Did you go as a kid? I did. Here’s a nice little throwback picture of me and some of my favorite people when we […]

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