New Preschool to offer High-Quality Early Learning for Children and Families in Urbandale

New Preschool to offer High-Quality Early Learning for Children and Families in Urbandale At the Primrose School of Urbandale, our staff aims to deliver the best and most trusted early education and care: The Balanced Learning® approach. As the name implies, “balance” is at the core of everything at the Primrose School of Urbandale: Balance between play and guidance from teachers, traditional early education methods and the latest research, and between different developmental areas. This research-informed balanced approach...

Four Ways for Des Moines Families to Love our Little Free Libraries Even More

Four Ways for Des Moines Families to Love our Little Free Libraries Even More We are charmed by these little yard book boxes, aren’t we? There are few ideas more simple and winning than a Little Free Library (LFL): take a book, share a book. We love swinging open the tiny latch to peak at our neighbors’ reading habits, collecting a new chapter book for the kids’ bedtime rotation, dropping in last month’s book club...

Animal Encounters at Wilstem Wildlife Park

Animal Encounters at Wilstem Wildlife Park My love for animals runs deep. When I was little I wanted to be a veterinarian. Not many people know this, but before I began my blogging and entrepreneurial career I was a veterinary technician for seven years. Although I no longer work with them every day, our family loves to experience any opportunities where we can be hands-on with animals. More reason to make the trip to Wilstem...

The Job Board You Can’t Afford to Ignore

The Job Board You Can’t Afford to Ignore Have you tried a Construction-focused Job Board to find your next career?  Did you know?  October is “Careers in Construction Month” across the country.  We could think of no better way to celebrate than by encouraging readers of this blog to consider a new career in the commercial construction industry. Master Builders of Iowa (MBI) is the recognized leader of the construction industry within our state, and we care...

One More Month to Shop the 2020 Drive-Through Bite-Size Market

One More Month to Shop the 2020 Drive-Through Bite-Size Market Through the end of October, the Drive-Through Bite-Size Market continues to be open to customers! This is your chance to find fall farmers’ market items before the end of the season. When to Visit Every Saturday — October 3 through the 31 — from 8-11 a.m., you can drive through and pick up pre-ordered items or purchase from your vehicle. Visit the Bite-Size Market. Where to Shop...