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

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

May 19, 2015

The one upside to my daughter’s Grimes Superstars dance recital being held on May 30th this year is that it has prevented me from having to make some difficult decisions on what events to attend that day. Being a dance mom solidified my attendance at both dance recitals and nothing else. Had the dance recital not been scheduled for May 30th, the truth of the...

May is Bike Month

May is Bike Month

May 13, 2015

Before moving to Des Moines, I thought I was an active person. I enjoyed working out, playing rec sports and ate (somewhat) healthy. I didn’t pay much attention to the overall health of my entire community. When I moved to the metro, I was blown away by how active everyone was and how encouraging local organizations, businesses and cities were. That being...

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

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

May 12, 2015

So last week I shared with you my frustration that there were so many great events taking place on the same day in Des Moines. On Saturday May 30th, it will be a great day to Live in Des Moines! I will be busy prepping for and then watching my daughter’s dance recitals for Grimes Superstars. I am very excited to be there, very excited to support her and very...

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...

Bike Ride Tours Urban Chicken Coops

Bike Ride Tours Urban Chicken Coops

May 6, 2015

Today’s the perfect day to hop on a bike and check out some urban chicken coops!  This is probably not a typical thought for most of us. It was never a thought for me until I randomly found out about the inaugural Urban Tour de Cluck bike ride last year. The ride was hosted by Urban Community Concepts, whose mission is to connect resources to build...