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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!

Des Moines Summer Bucket List | Over 125 Things to Do With Kids (+...

We Love summer in Des Moines! We've got you covered from pools, outdoor movies, and farmers markets to berry picking, road races, and parades. 
Attracting pollinators

Attracting Pollinators this Spring and Summer

Have you been thinking about our pollinator friends as you make plans for your garden, landscape and outdoor spaces? As concern for pollinators increases, so does the demand for pollinator-attracting plants. Creating a back...
pelvic floor

Get to Know Your Pelvic Floor

What is the Pelvic Floor? The pelvic floor is a set of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue in the lowest part of the pelvis that provides support for a woman’s internal organs. The pelvic floor...

Des Moines Spraygrounds and Wading Pools

Cool off at one of Des Moines’ 12 spraygrounds or 10 wading pools this summer.  Spraygrounds are open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 1 through September 30 2021 unless otherwise noted. Spraygrounds do not...
covid19 mammogram

COVID-19 and Mammograms: What you need to know

Some women who receive the COVID-19 vaccine develop swollen lymph nodes under the arm they received their vaccine injection. This is the normal immune reaction to a vaccine. These swollen lymph nodes usually return...

Water Safety Tips Could Save a Life

May is National Water Safety Awareness Month. As we head to pool and beach season, it’s the perfect time for all families and caregivers to review essential swim and water safety basics.  Water Safety Tips The...
postpartum depression

Mental Health and Motherhood: Postpartum Depression

The mental burden for moms is heavy. We worry about our kids, we worry we aren't doing enough as moms, we worry about our relationships. Throw in a pandemic, school from home, economic instability,...

5 Things to Know About the Lauridsen Skatepark in Des Moines

Des Moines is about to get even cooler than it already is with the opening of the Lauridsen Skatepark set for May 22, 2021.  Here’s what you need to know about the new skate park...
virtual camps

Virtual Summer Camps

Although many summer camps are in-person this year, the option for online is still great for those who need it. Whether for health reasons or just the flexibility that online offers, kids can still...
estate planning

Estate Planning with The Law Shop by Skogerson and McGinn LLC

If you have kids, you should have an estate plan.  The Law Shop by Skogerson McGinn LLC is a boutique unbundled legal services law firm in central Iowa. They offer a wide variety of services...