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Parent’s Wish List for Des Moines

I first wrote this article back on Des Moines Parent when I started it back in 2014! A lot has changed since then but I was curious to see if we got any of my requests back then. Let’s take a look at what I put on my wish list back then: Let me startContinue reading “Parent’s Wish List for Des Moines”


Silos and Smokestacks Signs – What do they Mean?

Have you ever seen the Silos and Smokestack signs along the interstate while driving? This sign (see picture) is on northbound I-35 in West Des Moines, approaching I-80 and I-235. I drive by it all the time and always wonder what it means. Are we talking nuclear silos, or corn silos? The name leaves aContinue reading “Silos and Smokestacks Signs – What do they Mean?”

Do You Remember these 7 Discontinued McDonald’s Menu Items?

McDonald’s has introduced many new items to their menu over the years. Some have been successfully and some have “McFlopped”. Here’s a look back at 7 discontinued McDonald’s menu items that didn’t make the cut. Onion Nuggets Introduced in the mid 70’s the Onion Nuggets may have looked like chicken, but pop one in yourContinue reading “Do You Remember these 7 Discontinued McDonald’s Menu Items?”

Des Moines Online – A Long Time

I have been providing Central Iowa online information a long time! Back in 2004 I started my first local website Digital Des Moines which provided local stuff to do. Back in 2004, the internet was fairly new still and I just found it fun to post local happenings and then join in the fun. AndContinue reading “Des Moines Online – A Long Time”

6 Possible Scott Harvath Actors

Brad Thor is one of my favorite authors.  His books are well thought out and keep you on the edge of your seat. If you have never read and love action books, give them a shot! The main character in his books are ex Navy Seal Scot Harvath.  With rumors around that Harvath is coming to theContinue reading “6 Possible Scott Harvath Actors”

5 Gross Facts That Will Amaze You

Life is full of gross and strange things.  These facts will make you rethink a few things in life: -Did you eat a peanut butter sandwich today for lunch? That thick, yummy, and creamy goodness. In one pound of peanut butter, it typically can contain up to 150 bug fragments and 5 rodent hairs. -HouseContinue reading “5 Gross Facts That Will Amaze You”