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2021 Des Moines Mom Reader Survey

As we close out 2021 and plan for the future of Des Moines Mom, we want to find out more about you, our readers! Our...
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Where to Order Holiday Treats + Recipes

Cookies, pies, and sweet treats are hallmarks of the holiday season. We asked our contributors to share some of their favorite recipes. But if...
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Des Moines Pediatric Dentist Guide

The Des Moines Pediatric Dentist Guide is here to help you find the best dentist for your child. All local pediatric dentists compiled in one place.
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Things to do in Des Moines in December 2021

HO! HO! HO! December is full of jolly activities for the whole family to enjoy. From carriage rides to light displays, there are holiday...
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Holiday Gift-Giving Hacks for Moms

Who says the holidays have to be stressful? Like anything with being a parent, use your Mom community to learn the best tips and...
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Mom-Tested Easy Holiday Recipes

There is nothing worse than pulling a holiday recipe off the internet only to have it fail right before you're ready to walk out...

Des Moines Experience Gift Guide

As moms, I think we can agree that all the stuff that comes with the holidays can be overwhelming! This year we encourage you...
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Where to Buy Hot Cocoa Bombs

What's sweeter than hot cocoa on a cold Iowa day? A hot cocoa bomb! Simply pour hot milk over the chocolatey orb and watch as...
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Christmas Tree Farms Near Des Moines

Do you love the smell of a fresh tree? Cut down or select a pre-cut tree from one of the many farms around the...
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Mental Health Monday: How to Handle Holiday Stress

We are delighted to be able to speak with Vicky Wieben about mental health tips for handling holiday stress.
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Des Moines Shop Local Gift Guide

We love supporting local businesses! Check out this gift guide to some of our favorite Des Moines shops and businesses to help you find the perfect...

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6 Reasons to Host a Birthday Party at Urban Air Adventure...

Urban Air Adventure Park has you covered from start to finish. Boasting a “stress-free” birthday party experience, Urban Air truly delivered on that promise.

Create Memorable Birthday Parties With Urban Air

Celebrations spark joy. They make memories. They reaffirm community and signify togetherness. Kids' birthday parties are some of the best celebrations people can join in on....

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