Memorial Day Weekend Explorations

hiking trails in des moines iowa

We took advantage of the beautiful weather last weekend and spent most of it outside. Friday night we splashed around in the creek at Centennial Park, with plans to hike Saturday morning. I prefer going to farther out destinations when my husband can join us, for fear of getting totally lost and ending up hauling 60+ pounds of kid over my shoulders, so we headed out to Warren County and started exploring.

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Volunteering at Iowa Gardening for Good

volunteering with kids in des moines iowa

Last year I tried to organize a kid-friendly volunteering event every month, and we had the most fun harvesting crops at Iowa Gardening for Good! The family who runs it was so welcoming, the land is beautiful, and all of our kids had a great time picking vegetables and meeting all the animals.

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