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Top 7 Things Des Moines Is…

Top 7 Things Des Moines Is…

Aug 19, 2015

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been in Iowa for over four years now. I arrived from California after a trying day of air travel with my 6-month-old daughter in my arms, while my Iowa-native husband made the journey by car with our pets. Save for a couple of visits with my in-laws prior to moving here, Des Moines (and Iowa) were largely a big unknown for me....

Moving Season

Moving Season

Mar 17, 2014

My wife and I are getting ready to move. We are moving to the suburbs – please don’t judge me. The truth is, my wife likes the schools outside the city, and wants to be able to enjoy the city more when we come to shop, spend time with friends and explore the countless things there are to do in Des Moines. If you are new, I encourage you to check out the...

TEDx Des Moines Prepares its “Shift” Focus for a Packed House

TEDx Des Moines Prepares its “Shift” Focus for a Packed House

Sep 6, 2013

The popular global events known as TEDx will have their next production in Des Moines this Sunday as it explores the new theme of “Shift”.  This will mark our city’s 4th annual TEDx in addition to the TEDxYOUTH events that have also been taking place. Even though it’s natural for those of us around the technology and startup community...

Wine-y Women

Wine-y Women

Jun 11, 2012

When I moved to Des Moines, I knew I was going to have to make a real effort to meet new people and make new friends. At least I had a very good base to start from with my in-laws. In fact, it was my sister-in-law, Sheila Formaro, who encouraged me to start a women’s social networking group that was a continuation of a group I had co-founded with friends back...

Iowanniversary

Iowanniversary

May 8, 2012

It’s hard to believe that an entire year has gone by since I moved back to Des Moines from the San Francisco Bay Area. In so many ways it still feels like I just got here. Maybe it’s because of the mild winter and early spring that the time seems to have gone by so quickly. Or maybe it’s the fact that my wife and I are in the raising-a-baby time warp in...