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Fall At Hitchcock Nature Center

It’s prime season to visit Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, Iowa. The nature preserve, about 20 minutes outside of Omaha, is a hawk-watching haven. If you visit September through December, you’ll likely find a volunteer at the top of the nature center’s tower, binoculars trained at the sky, counting how many feathered creatures pass …

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Exploring Indian Cave State Park With Kids

Not far from the Missouri border in southeastern Nebraska, about 10 miles from Brownville, is the Nebraska attraction, Indian Cave State Park. It’s known for great hiking trails, but also the activities that appeal to kids. This post was first written in 2014 and updated in 2020 with up-to-date park prices, hours and activities. A …

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Iowa

Discover places to go in Iowa using this category, including itineraries for city visits, tips for kid-friendly destinations and Iowa restaurants to try. Learn about Iowa cities like Des Moines, Davenport, Orange City, Okoboji and more. Destinations in Iowa

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The Iowa Mom Who Designed The Perfect Sports Bra

I’m fine with writing about conquering a ropes course or hiking with my family, but I’ve never thought of writing about the bra I was wearing when doing it. Sports bras were just functional, right? It took wearing a sports bra designed by a woman in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to realize they can be functional …

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