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The Signs of Summer in Des Moines

The Signs of Summer in Des Moines

Jul 14, 2015

Nothing screams summer in Des Moines like a street corner crowded with a bunch of garage sale signs. Every Thursday in the summer (and late spring and early fall), the signs go up around town, advertising that week’s big sales. Garage sale-ing enthusiasts are quick to detour from their intended destinations with one glance at a sign reading “multi-family”...

Des Moines – Created App Keeps Track of All You Bawte

Des Moines – Created App Keeps Track of All You Bawte

Mar 4, 2014

As I have previously mentioned, after a nearly 10 year gap, I am once again having another child. As I am sure you know, children are very expensive and I am faced with the reality of having to buy (or ideally borrow) every single thing a baby requires yet again.  Stroller, crib, car seat, high chair…you name it, we need it.  Our credit cards are certainly...

Kidsfest: Utilizing the power of Families to support CFI

Kidsfest: Utilizing the power of Families to support CFI

Feb 21, 2014

Anyone who has spent time around Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) would know the importance of its impact on our community.  The non-profit organization reaches out to at risk youths who may have fallen victim to catastrophic events in their life, which can often result from domestic violence and other troubles within their home.  CFI steps in to help...

Top 10 Odd Animal Tales vs. A Ram on the Loose

Top 10 Odd Animal Tales vs. A Ram on the Loose

Dec 13, 2013

Last night, the Des Moines Register’s Kyle Munson published the “Top 10 oddball Iowa animal tales of 2013“.  Within this list, you can imagine that the Buttercow had a significant presence.  However, the story seems to be taken over by animals that keep getting on the loose.  One person may wonder why potbelly pigs, mountain lions, a moose...

Iowa Road Trip!

Iowa Road Trip!

Jun 13, 2013

There’s so much to do in Des Moines this summer it’s borderline overwhelming. See the Des Moines Register article “99 Days of Summer” to start. While we’ll certainly be going to a number of the events mentioned in the article, I’m also thinking of broadening my Iowa horizons, and exploring outside the city. I picked up a great little book when we...