Des Moines Mom

Des Moines Mom is passionate about connecting Moms (and others) in Des Moines and central Iowa. We are your go-to source for finding fun activities, family resources, local events, and more!
Sculpture Park

Close out your summer with an EPIC adventure!

The school year is around the corner, but there’s still time for you and the kiddos to get a few more memory-making experiences! Downtown Des Moines (DSM) has a variety of fun outdoor activities...
Winnie the Pooh

Experience Live Theater with the Wellmark Family Series

Set the stage for memories that last a lifetime by introducing the young people in your life to the magic and wonder of live theater! Des Moines Performing Arts is excited to present the...

Iowa Cubs Pop It Night

POP IT! Join the ICubs on August 6 at Principal Park as they will be hosting a Pop It Fidget toy giveaway as they take on the Toledo Mudhens, Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit...
August Events

Things to do in Des Moines in August

      August brings the pinnacle of Iowa summer fun, the state fair! But, that's not even close to the only thing going on. Fill up those last weeks of summer with events all over the...
Iowa Food & Family

Find your Fun with Iowa Food & Family Project

Immerse your family in the art of agriculture with the Iowa Food & Family Project (Iowa FFP) at this year’s Iowa State Fair! From Aug. 11-21, visitors can engage with Iowa FFP in the...
Farmers' Market

What to Expect at the Downtown Farmers’ Market

Looking for things to do before the school year begins? Celebrate the summer season with your family at the Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint – Health Des Moines! Get There Whether you’re walking, driving, or...

A Mom’s Guide to Triumph Park

Waukee's newest park, the 66-acre Triumph Park features a 15,000-square-foot EPIC Inclusive Playground, 12 baseball/softball fields, practice fields, batting cages, the Greater Iowa Credit Union Miracle League® Field, and an 11-acre pond with an accessible...
July Events Des Moines

Things to do in Des Moines in July 2022

The Iowa Cubs are calling all Marvel Super Hero fans to join them at Principal Park on July 16 for Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamonds Night as the I-Cubs take on the Buffalo Bison,...
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Des Moines Birthday Party Guide

We have updated our annual Des Moines Birthday Party Guide to be your go-to resource to help you plan the best birthday parties in Des Moines.
Baby Home

Bringing Home Baby; Helping Big Siblings Handle Big Feelings

Everyone knows bringing home a baby can be a stressful time for parents, but did you know a new baby can also be stressful for older siblings? Depending on their ages, big siblings can...