Top Ten Winter Activities to do in Des Moines

Des Moines has a plethora of activities to choose from during the winter months. The following are the best things to do in Des Moines when the weather turns chilly. Snow tubing/snowboarding at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park– Sleepy Hollow creates their own snow for their winter sports areas so even if the rest of Des Moines…

Top Eight Brunch Spots in Des Moines

Brunch is the meal that somehow makes eating a combination of breakfast and lunch an ok activity on the weekend and bonus points if they serve alcoholic drinks to make the meal all the more indulgent. The following are the best places to get brunch in and around Des Moines. Americana–  located on Locust Street, Americana…

Top Nine Ways to Prevent Cabin Fever

  Iowa winters will invariably mean spending a big chunk of time being stuck inside. The following will make this winter a little more bearable when you’re forced to spend a lot of it indoors. Have a winter to-do list– Make a list of indoor things you need /want to get accomplished while you’re cooped…

Top Ten Things to Do On Christmas Day after the presents are opened

Opening presents and eating breakfast only last a few hours at most and then you’re left with the whole rest of the day to find something productive to do for everyone in your family. The following are some ideas to help keep everyone in the family spirit and prevent some meltdowns by all members of…

Top Ten Ways to Make the Holiday Season more Enjoyable

  The holiday season is supposed to be the happiest time of the year but for most it’s actually the most stressful time of year. The following should take some of the pressure off of your shoulders for the perfect holiday and make it easier to feel some joy this season. Don’t try to recreate…

Top Ten Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas or Hanukah gifts can be hard to buy especially when you don’t know the person very well or can’t afford to spend very much on their present. The following are thoughtful but still inexpensive gifts to give everyone on your gift-buying list.   The Home T Iowa Home Shirt-$30- I personally own the t-shirt and the sweatshirt…

Top Seven Ways to Survive a Holiday weekend with your Family/In laws

This time of year usually means one thing that a lot of people dread- spending time with their own family and/or spending time with your partner’s family.  The following should make the time easier even if you still hate the idea of going. Be prepared for the worst- Yes, they may be trying to make…

Top Ten Safe Conversation Starters for your next Family Gathering

  Every family gathering has the potential to bring everyone closer together or tear everyone apart. The following are the most non-controversial but still interesting conversation starters to help learn more about your family and to help keep the peace during your time with them. What job would you have if money and lack of talent/experience…

Top Ten Christmas Events in and around Des Moines

You’ll have plenty of options of events to help you and your family celebrate the holiday season in and around Des Moines. The following are the best family friendly events to make a point of attending this year. Jolly Holiday Lights-November 23-December 29- Jolly Holiday lights has continued to make Adventureland it’s home this year. …