Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Who is a Young Professional?

Who is a Young Professional?

May 11, 2015

Des Moines, I have a question. How do you define a young professional? As Forbes’ best city for young professionals, we should likely have an answer to this question. When looking at organizations like Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and Young Professionals Connection, I see people who are passionately seeking connections, challenges and growth in...

May 30th, 2015: Great Day to Live in Des Moines, Part One

May 30th, 2015: Great Day to Live in Des Moines, Part One

May 5, 2015

I have had May 30th, 2015, blocked off on my calendar for a year now.  I have two events on May 30th that I have known about for the last year and have planned to be a part of all year long. First, I made a promise to myself last year that in 2015 I would run Dam to Dam again. Dam to Dam starts at 7 AM on May 30th and now that I have signed up, I will be...

Brunching in Des Moines

Brunching in Des Moines

Mar 11, 2015

Brunch. The best meal of the day. There’s something about bacon, eggs, cinnamon rolls, omelets, pastries and all things breakfast food that is fantastic. Add in a mimosa or bloody Mary and you’ve got yourself a party, or at least an excuse to drink before noon. This past weekend, I decided to celebrate my birthday with my family by going out to brunch. This...

Des Moines, it’s Time to Celebrate the Little Things

Des Moines, it’s Time to Celebrate the Little Things

Jan 20, 2015

After my mother’s cancer diagnosis, she was given a book titled Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff.  The premise behind the book was that we should spend more of our time appreciating the blessings in our lives rather than worrying about the insignificant annoyances.  My mom did a pretty good job following the advice this book...

Winter in Des Moines

Winter in Des Moines

Jan 12, 2015

This past week, winter hit Des Moines in full force, dumping our first major snowfall followed by subzero temperatures. It was pretty to look at but not so pretty to experience. Thankfully, this week is looking warmer, and we can look forward to more activities and reasons to enjoy this normally not-so-enjoyable time of year. Winter in Des Moines can be a...