When you raise a human being, nothing goes according to plan.
Whether you're trying to have a child, raise one, or let one leave the roost, parenthood leaves a unique (and often messy) handprint on everyone involved.
The Des Moines Storytellers Project: Parenthood will feature true, first-person stories of parenting.
Register journalists Kyle Munson and Linh Ta coached each storyteller to share their tales, whether joyful or emotional, or often times, both.
Doors open at 6 p.m. May 11, with drinks for sale, and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. at Living History Farms in The Flynn Barn, 11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale.
For the full lineup of events and to learn more about them, visit DesMoinesRegister.com/Storytellers.
Kyle Munson, the Register's Iowa columnist
Brytani Cavil, youth program facilitator for Community Youth Concepts in Des Moines