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...

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...

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...

Healthiest State Month Trail Map

Complete healthy habits to earn a 5-2-1-0 drawstring backpack! The year 2020 has brought on many hurdles, including staying active. Our children and ourselves may have spent hours and hours in front of screens.  Des Moines Parent and the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative are thrilled to be partnering to encourage Iowa families to live a healthier lifestyle! October is Healthiest State Month! To celebrate all month long, we've created a fun challenge you can do to practice...