Des Moines Mom

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!

Convenient Medical Care During Social Distancing

MercyOne is committed to keeping their patients, employees, and providers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to provide high-quality care. Each of their pediatric and primary care locations will remain open and available...

New Look | Same Heart

We are so excited to share our new website with you! Des Moines Mom is completely updated, created with you, our readers in mind. Since 2012, we have been a resource for local moms. We...

Where Does Your Meat Come From?

Where’s the Beef? It is in the grocery store, at the restaurant that is still delivering, and in my deep freeze. My husband and I are cattle farmers. I’m a fifth-generation farmer, while he, on...
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Can a primary care sports medicine physician help you?

Not sure if you or your child needs a primary care sports medicine physician? MercyOne Des Moines shares what you need to know and how you can benefit.
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A Mother’s Personal Story of Loss and Window Safety

I will never forget the scream, or the look on my sister’s face, or the sight of my 4-year-old daughter lying still on the deck with a window screen close by. I will never...

Des Moines Indoor Play Guide

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.

What you need to know on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

It’s impossible to watch the news or check social media and not see or hear something about coronavirus. Here are the facts you need to know about COVID-19 to help keep your family healthy. What it is COVID-19,...
Foss Swim School

Do you and your family love water? Check out Foss Swim School!

Foss Swim School in Ankeny opens in late March, bringing a Minnesota couple’s passion to Iowa for the first time.  A tragedy inspired Jon and Susan Foss’ life’s work. Jon was taught to respect the water...

Refresh Your Child’s Diet with Low-Sugar Options

Many families look to the new year as a time to reset their eating habits and focus on making healthier choices. However, adults aren’t the only ones who could use a menu refresh as...

What to do if your kid has a tooth injury

Dental trauma is common in children and adolescents because this is the time when kids learn to walk, run, and are most active in sports. If your kid has a tooth injury, it's important...