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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!
Fever Guidelines

What to do when your child has a fever

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It's easy to feel helpless when your kid is sick, but you don't have to! While fevers have a scary reputation, they are usually safe and actually help your child fight illness. We’ll explore...
healthy holiday gift ideas

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

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The holiday season is upon us, and parents everywhere are searching for the perfect gifts for their little ones. With the rising popularity of electronics, even with the very young, it’s tempting to focus...
childbirth classes

New childbirth class options cater to parents’ (and grandparents’) needs

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MercyOne Des Moines is highly known for personalized, interactive and comprehensive childbirth class options to help in planning for your baby’s arrival. They walk families through their options and give them tools they need...
STEAM at Goddard School

STEAM in Early Childhood Education  

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Most of us would agree that our world needs more problem solvers, but how do we create them? The answer is STEAM activities.  What are STEAM activities?  STEAM activities, which include science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, provide children with...
reader survey

2019 Des Moines Moms Blog Reader Survey

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As we close out 2019 and plan for the future of Des Moines Moms Blog, we want to find out more about you, our readers! Our goal is to bring Des Moines moms the best...

5 Reasons to Visit a Doctor When You’re Perfectly Healthy

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Once you become a mom, you’re much more concerned about the health of your children than yourself. And the sheer amount of check-ups and sick visits can wear on you. But don’t let that stop you from taking care of your health and scheduling your own doctor visit.

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.
Tonic Sol Fa

Tonic Sol-Fa Holiday at Hoyt Sherman Place Theatre

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Looking for a fun date night to kick off your Christmas celebrations? Don't miss Tonic Sol-Fa's The Nights Before Christmas Tour, featuring the Emmy-winning quartet’s brand new holiday show. They will be at the Hoyt Sherman...
gestational diabetes

What You Need to Know About Gestational Diabetes

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Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a common disorder of pregnancy affecting roughly 9 percent of all pregnancies. What is Gestational Diabetes? GDM develops due to hormones associated with pregnancy that make your body more resistant to the...
organic food

The Truth about Organic Food

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As we head into the holiday season, we all become bombarded with food advertising. The truth is, shopping for your family and making healthy choices is getting harder and harder. Finding a trusted source...