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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!
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Where to Order Holiday Treats + Recipes

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

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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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Where to Buy Hot Cocoa Bombs

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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 the shell melts into nectar and marshmallows and other goodies...
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Important Facts about Postpartum Depression

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What new mothers or pregnant women should know about postpartum depression. Pregnancy and the birth of a baby is a joyous occasion, celebrated by family and friends. But for 1 in every 10 women in...
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Holiday Catering in Des Moines

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Thanksgiving and Christmas are times of prepping, cooking, doing dishes, more cooking, and more dishes. Or not! Why not cater Thanksgiving or Christmas this year? There are many tasty options around the Des Moines metro...
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Des Moines Indoor Play Guide

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Tired of being stuck inside with your kids? There are plenty of places to play inside in Des Moines. Check out our guide to the best places to play indoors.
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Des Moines Holiday Markets and Craft Shows 2021

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Des Moines Mom is proud to partner with Jester Park Nature Center to bring you the 2021 Holiday Markets and Craft Show guide. November 21 | Fall Makers Market, Jester Park Nature Center 11 a.m. –...
Adolescent Concussion

Concussions in Student Athletes and Adolescents

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Traditionally when people talk about concussions and sports, they immediately think of football. But other sports such as cheerleading, boys, and girls' soccer, and hockey also pose a moderate risk. Kids can also get a...
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Join Our Team!

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Des Moines Mom is growing our team and we want YOU! Our team of moms inspire, encourage, support, inform, and simply share this journey of motherhood we’re all navigating together. We are moms of all ages, with...
High-Risk Pregnancy

Tips for High-Risk Pregnancies

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“High-risk pregnancy” is a phrase no mom wants to hear, but it doesn’t have to be scary. The experts at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Perinatal Center are here to calm your fears and...