Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

My Broader 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

My Broader 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 18, 2015

When I started thinking about seven things I love about Des Moines, I had a broader sense of all the great things about this city: the food, the scenery, the opportunities to get involved, the arts. I could go on about the great growth and changes we have seen over the years and how thankful I am for the opportunities we now have. But to save you from reading...

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...

Discover new non-profits at Volunteer Fair

Discover new non-profits at Volunteer Fair

Sep 22, 2014

I like to think I know what’s going on in our community. Sure, I’ve only been here 4.5 years and keeping tabs on what 500,000 people are doing isn’t easy, but I like to try. That’s why I attended the Young Professionals Connection Volunteer Fair at Jasper Winery two of the past three years. The 9th annual Volunteer Fair is Tuesday,...

Sip and Sample while Exploring Des Moines’ Sights

Sip and Sample while Exploring Des Moines’ Sights

Sep 2, 2014

Des Moines has many awesome events that people anticipate each year. This post, however, is about a brand new event looking to make a splash. If you enjoy food and beverages (duh) and architecture (yes!), the inaugural Sips, Samples and Sights event is right up your alley. As downtown continues to grow and old buildings are given a second life, the history of...

Des Moines: How Can We Do it All?

Des Moines: How Can We Do it All?

Jan 13, 2014

In my first post for this blog, I shared with you a little about myself and how I seek balance in my life. That was just a couple months ago before my life turned upside down. Enter Hannah. My daughter. My life. My new world as I know it. I knew that things were going to change, but I really had no idea how until she was here. Becoming a parent for the first...