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Backyard Watering Hole – DIY Stock Tank Pool

Backyard Watering Hole - DIY Stock Tank Pool If you have been following Des Moines Parent on Instagram you may know that we invested in a stock tank pool last summer. In the midst of the pandemic, stock tank pools became a huge hit as a place to cool off during the hot summer since the majority of pools were closed. We jumped on this bandwagon quickly, headed to our local Bomgaar's, and purchased one...

RipRoar Youth Triathlon 2021

RipRoar Youth Triathlon in West Des Moines, Iowa The next generation of triathletes will swim, bike, and run their way through Raccoon River Park this weekend in a one-of-a-kind triathlon experience that gives kids of all ages and abilities the chance to dig deep and cross a finish line like no other. The RipRoar Youth Triathlon is loud, exciting, engaging, and full of vigor – just like its young athletes! Recognizing a lack of opportunities...

10 Things to do at Jester Park in Granger, Iowa

10 Things to do at Jester Park in Granger, Iowa We love exploring central Iowa parks and we definitely have some favorites! One of our number one favorites is Jester Park in Granger, Iowa. This park located in Polk County is much more than the average park that you may hike, camp, and play in. There are so many fun things to do. We are breaking down 10 things to do at Jester Park during...

5 Ways to Combat Stress

5 Ways to Combat Stress As women, we have adopted a belief that stress is a badge of honor we should proudly own and wear. We wear shirts that say “too blessed to be stressed” and “stressed, blessed, and coffee obsessed.” This norm in society that we gladly participate in isn’t harmless and in fact, one of the most dangerous norms we could participate in. In fact, research has begun to show that almost all...

How You Can Get Involved with Dress For Success

How You Can Get Involved with Dress For Success Picture it: you apply for a job at every store, gas station and office for weeks, and finally land an interview. You’re excited, but immediately terrified because you have nothing to wear! We’re not talking the “full closet of stuff you don’t like” kind of nothing but literally nothing. What do you do? This scenario is true life for many women in the Des Moines area...