Brook Run Park in Des Moines, Iowa

Brook Run Park in Des Moines, Iowa Brook Run Park is a classic neighborhood park in NE Des Moines. My kids love the improvements completed in the park in 2023. The classic but large spread out playground structure has many different ways to climb up and slide down.  With the improvements to the park, rubber tile surfacing was added, an all-inclusive merry-go-round, a couple of sensory boards, and a spinner. On the large swing set,...

Play, Learn, and Read at the Grimes Public Library

Play, Learn, and Read at the Grimes Public Library In early 2024 the new Grimes Public Library opened its doors in the city of Grimes, Iowa. The new library is bigger and filled with books, comfortable reading nooks, games, a children's play space, a coffee bar, a story room, and so much more. Learn more about this community spot not far from the Des Moines area.  ​Taking a trip to Grimes, Iowa? Take a look at these...

St. Patrick’s Day Fun in Des Moines for Kids

St. Patrick's Day Fun in Des Moines for Kids St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday to celebrate for all ages. While many of us may think of green beer and large parties, there are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as a whole family in Des Moines. We are sharing some of our favorite ways to celebrate! Take a look at some other fun roundup ideas of fun St. Patrick's Day fun: Shop...

Finding a Des Moines Walk In Clinic After Hours

Finding a Des Moines Walk In Clinic After Hours It’s Friday evening and your child needs to see a physician, or it’s during normal office hours but your family doctor is booked. While it’s always recommended to see your primary care physician, there are times when medical attention is needed urgently – morning, evening, or weekend. The greater Des Moines area has a wealth of Walk-In and Urgent Care clinics. Keep this list handy for...

Lending Libraries in Des Moines

Lending Libraries in Des Moines, Iowa There are many opportunities in Des Moines for families to check out or borrow items. Typically when we think of lending libraries many of us think of Little Free Libraries or our local community library to check out books. Did you know that many Des Moines libraries and local organizations offer other various items to borrow for free or at a small cost? We did some research and are...