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4 Fun Ways to Get You and Your Kids Outside and Exercising!

4 Fun Ways to Get You and Your Kids Outside and Exercising! Summer is almost here and we are all looking for ways to be outside more often while providing enriching activities for our kids.  Fitness Nomad, a mobile personal training business based in Des Moines has provided four fun activities that you and your kids can do together to enjoy the outdoors while getting exercise and providing activities to keep their minds active all...

Free Fishing in Des Moines

Free Fishing in Des Moines, Iowa 2021 Things are getting fishy in Des Moines, Iowa. 'Tis the season for fishing weather. One of our family's favorite summer activities! Did you know that you are required to purchase a fishing license before any fishing trip in the state of Iowa? It is true, but the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is giving you an opportunity to fish for free before you spend money on a fishing...

Popup Camper Checklist

Popup Camper Checklist - Be Prepared for Your Next Camping Adventure ** This post contains affiliate links. If you have been here a bit you may know that we purchased a popup camper last summer. In the midst of a pandemic, our family was itching for traveling and adventure. Poppy the Popup has been one of the best things that happened to our family in 2020. When we purchased Poppy I wanted to make sure...

To The Woman Yearning For A Family

 To The Woman Yearning For A Family To the woman who wants desperately to add a child to their family, but hasn’t yet. I see you. Whether you have tried for months or years without a baby. Whether you have experienced loss or failed infertility treatment attempts. Whether you are waiting on your first or tenth baby, and it is taking longer than you wanted. Or maybe you have had adoption placed on your heart,...

Missed Opportunity: Are Your Kids Eligible for Hawki?

Missed Opportunity: Are Your Kids Eligible for Hawki? This month, Des Moines Parent is inviting you to learn more about Hawki! Your kids just might qualify for this unique insurance coverage! In fact, many working families don’t know that they are eligible, making this resource highly underutilized. Don’t miss out on a chance to save money! This interview was conducted with Gena Fernandez, EveryStep’s Hawki Coordinator. Gena‘s job is to help families find out if...