Seasonal Subscription Boxes – For the Adventurous

Seasonal Subscription Boxes – For the Adventurous The Great Outdoors Foundation wanted to find a unique way to connect our supporters and community together through the outdoors throughout the year!  Thoughtfully and expertly curated by the Great Outdoors Foundation and their co-chairs, Tiffany & Mark Tauscheck, Tara Deering Hansen & Bruce Hansen, and Ben & Rachel McLean; a subscription box will welcome you at the beginning of each season. These boxes will include featured seasonal outdoor...

How to Host a Virtual Holiday Happy Hour

How to Host a Virtual Holiday Happy Hour Don’t let life being different this year keep you from your favorite holiday events like festive happy hours! Read on to see how to host a virtual holiday happy hour that will be just as fun as the in person kind! One of my favorite things about the holidays is the happy hours I meet my friends and family all season long. I have even been known...

5 Fun Holiday Recipes to Make with the Kids

5 Fun Holiday Recipes to Make with the Kids  Get the kids into the kitchen with doable recipes they can help you make—and eat! Baking with kids is a highlight of the holidays, and we have a feeling we’ll all be doing a little more of it this year. Bring on the comfort baking, right?! That said, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to have little ones in the kitchen with their eagerness,...

5 Reasons to Swim at Goldfish Urbandale Swim School

5 Reasons to Swim at Goldfish Urbandale Swim School Water safety is extremely important and honestly, I did not even think about swim lessons for my children until they were about 2 years old. Even then, I did not make it a priority and boy do I regret it! When Goldfish Urbandale Swim School came to the Des Moines, Iowa I knew I needed to jump on getting my kids in for lessons. Why Goldfish...

Staycation with Polk County Conservation Cabins

Staycation with Polk County Conservation Cabins Gather with friends and families around the fire pit, play yard games on a surrounding shaded lawn, hike nearby woods, or explore via canoe/kayak provided with each cabin rental. Begin and end the day gazing over the nearby pond or bird watch from the deck of the cabin.  When the weather outside is unpleasant, gather inside to enjoy games, puzzles, or read by the gas fireplace. Reserve these cabins...