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Backyard Activities for Kids (+ Free Printables)

Backyard Activities for Kids (+ Free Printables)

Backyard Activities for Kids (+ Free Printables) Your backyard is a personal oasis. It’s where you can relax on the patio with a good book, invite family over for a cookout, and have plenty of space to entertain the kids. Yet, on those busy days when you’re tending the garden or cleaning, you’ll need an easy way to get the kids outside and occupied.  The key is to find games and activities that encourage outdoor...

7 Family Adventures in the Quad Cities

7 Family Adventures in the Quad Cities Four cities, two states, unlimited adventures! The Quad Cities sits on the border of Iowa and Illinois and is filled with many attractions, restaurants, and entertainment for all ages. A few years ago we spent a few days exploring the Quad Cities and because we did not get a chance to do it all, we made another trip back! More exploring, more eating, and having fun in eastern...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Trip to the Downtown Farmers’ Market

How to Get the Most Out of Your Trip to the Downtown Farmers’ Market As the 2021 Downtown Farmers’ Market enters into its last two months of the season, we wanted to let you know a few ways to get the most out of your visit, including preparing for your visit, staying comfortable while you shop, and more. Check out our ideas below: Prepare for Your Visit Ahead of Time Before you head downtown for...

Grown with Love with Heartland Surrogacy

Grown with Love with Heartland Surrogacy Hi, I’m Beth! I’m an Iowa mom of two and happily married. My family and I have been lucky enough to help build two other families through surrogacy. Being a gestational surrogate was incredible and changed my life. This is the story of my second journey when I matched with a local intended parent. Why I Became A Surrogate When I first pursued surrogacy, I had a 6-year-old and...

Downtown DSM Adventure Stories

Downtown DSM Adventure Stories Dive into worlds of imagination with your little adventurers through Downtown DSM Adventure Stories. Follow each story through a Downtown Des Moines neighborhood and you might just find the city transformed into exciting new places like faraway planets and lush green forests. Each stop will be marked with a QR code to scan with your smartphone to unlock the next chapter. New stories will be released on Wednesdays, Aug. 18 through Sept. 8.  Five unique adventure stories will be spread across more than...