10 Virtual Playdate Ideas for Kids

10 Virtual Playdate Ideas for Kids The official announcement has been made. No more school for the rest of this school year. Like many kids, my kids took it hard. The cancellations of summer plans continue to roll in such as conferences I had scheduled to attend, Vacation Bible School, and more. We all know that 'normalcy' is going to look a lot different and it will be some time before families can get together...

Mother’s Day in Des Moines | Support Local Businesses

Mother's Day in Des Moines, Iowa | Support Local Businesses Mother's Day is just around the corner and during this time, mom's need some lovin' and caring more than ever. Mother's Day is a terrific opportunity to support local in Des Moines, Iowa. Many small businesses are offering amazing deals and products. We have created a list of some of our favorite Des Moines local businesses. Take note and make sure you purchase something special...

Family Travel Virtually

Family Travel Virtually Our family loves to travel and with social distancing in place, it has been tough to not only not explore our city but to travel and explore other cities as well. During this time many cities thrive off of travel and tourism. They welcome others to come and explore their amazing attractions, restaurants, parks and more. You can still support these cities and states, by following them online and learning about what...

Backyard Must-Haves to Keep Kids Busy

NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Backyard Must-Haves to Keep Kids Busy We all will be spending a lot of time at home for the next few weeks, but do not let this discourage you to play outside! Whether you are in the backyard or front yard, take advantage of the outdoors with these must-haves. Most of these are great to keep your kids busy for hours without needing you. Need to cook dinner? Fold...

Des Moines Parent Reading Challenge

Des Moines Parent Reading Challenge In the next few weeks, we will be spending a lot of time with family and we may be looking for some new and fun things to do. If you are not out participating in one of our outdoor scavenger hunts, you may want to take on the Des Moines Parent Reading Challenge! The Des Moines Parent Reading Challenge is pretty simple. Download the chart below. Print off the chart...