Sleep with the Cows in Iowa

Sleep with the Cows in Iowa If you have been following Des Moines Parent for a while, you know our family is always for a fun and quirky experience. When I learned about an experience to sleep with cows in Iowa, I was in! The best part of traveling is discovering fun experiences, meeting new people, and having fun. We are grateful to New Day Dairy Farm located in Clarksville, Iowa to inviting us to...

‘Actually, I Can’ by Local, Des Moines Author

'Actually, I Can' by Local, Des Moines Author What is Salix Kids? Salix Kids is a business I started in March and run out of my home in the beautiful Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines. It started as a way to self publish and promote my children’s book, Actually, I Can and grew into a shop focused on bringing local and homemade educational goods to children and families.  What does Salix mean? My name is...

Dubuque, Iowa Adventure | Where Iowa Started

Dubuque, Iowa Adventure | Where Iowa Started In March our family took an adventure to Northeast Iowa to visit and explore Dubuque, Iowa. Little did I know it would be our last extravaganza before COVID-19 shutdown the state completely. We had so much fun playing in the city where Iowa started. Dubuque sits right on the Mississippi River and offers so much to see and do. I did not realize how kid-friendly this Iowa gem...

Des Moines Spraygrounds and Pools 2020

Des Moines Spraygrounds and Pools Open in 2020 It is not our usual summer in Des Moines, Iowa. Up until today a lot of families thought there would be very little water fun this summer. Fortunately, Des Moines Parks & Recreation made an updated announcement that a handful of spraygrounds WILL open for the season. We have gathered a list of spraygrounds and pools open this summer in the Des Moines metro area. Note: We...

Themed Sleepover with Let’s Slumber It

Themed Sleepover with Let's Slumber It I am a little jealous. This generation's sleepover parties are so much better than when I remember them! Thanks to Let's Slumber It, they are upping the game for typical sleepovers. Sleepovers are always so much fun with friends, but creating a themed sleepover makes it even more special. Let's Slumber It is a local, small owned family business. Amy Kinney is a mom and creator of all the...