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!
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Fall in Love with the Downtown Farmers’ Market

Seasonal goodies for fall will become available at the Downtown Farmers’ Market soon. Prepare for the crisp autumnal season with some farm-fresh produce like pumpkins, winter squash, and fall fruits, like apples from local orchards...
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Fall Bucket List for Des Moines Families

Make family memories this fall with our ultimate fall bucket list. Check out more than 65 things to do in Des Moines this fall. No more generic fall bucket list: This Fall Bucket List was made...

What’s New in Des Moines this Fall

Fall is a great time to be in Des Moines. The air is crisp and the trees are changing to beautiful shades of orange, red, and yellow. We are excited to see so many...
How to cook pork

How to Cook Pork

One of your top goals when preparing food for your family is to make sure it is safe. One thing moms should always be sure of is the temperature at which meat should be...

Bloom: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms | October 3, 2021

Bloom :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s Hospital, and supported by MercyOne, University of Iowa Hospitals, Great Western...
glow wild

Glow Wild is Back at Jester Park for 2021

After taking a hiatus in 2020 because of the pandemic, Glow Wild is back at Jester Park for 2021. This one-day family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, August 28 from 4 p.m. -10...

Understanding Your Child’s Vision and Back to School Eye Exams

August means one thing: all things back to school! From shopping for school supplies, finding out teacher assignments, and squeezing in all those last-minute school physicals, dentist appointments, and vision exams! August also is...

Understanding Necrotizing Enterocolitis

What to know about necrotizing enterocolitis, a gastrointestinal disease commonly found in preemies and newborns. Fragile newborn babies may require treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit.  Sometimes during their hospitalization, a baby’s health...
water safety

Water Safety Tips for Kids and Families

You don't need to fear the water when you are with your kids, but you do need to take precautions so everyone is safe and has a good time. Here are water safety tips...

Taste of Des Moines :: a HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Celebrate the taste of summer in Des Moines and support some of our favorite local businesses! We are thrilled to partner with Sara Hopkins Real Estate Team to bring you this EPIC giveaway, valued at...