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!

What to Expect If Your Child Has a Cavity

No parent wants to hear that his or her child has a cavity. You may wonder if you’ve done anything wrong or be unsure whether a child cavity in a baby tooth really needs...

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...
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Swimming Lessons at Foss Swim School

Do your kids need to learn how to swim but didn't have lessons this summer? Check out swimming lessons at Foss Swim School in Ankeny! Two local moms share what they loved about their...
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Lawn and Planting Tips for the Fall

Fall brings many opportunities for outdoor learning and fun activities for all ages! Here are some tips on refreshing your lawn, planting this season and choosing plants for that beautiful fall color everyone loves....
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What to Consider When You Buy a Car

It’s happened! You need to buy a car and found the perfect set of wheels. You stayed within your budget. The sales agent even helped you get the price you wanted! Now that’s a...
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Well-Child Visits, Sports Physicals, and Vaccinations

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives and calendars upside down. To protect your families and each other, most have stayed in and often worked at home. Parents became their children’s teachers — and...

Tips for Going Back to School Safely

Back to school looks different this year in light of COVID-19. As parents, we want to keep our kids safe and healthy. The Iowa Clinic shares three things to consider as families get ready to...
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Tips for Kids Wearing Face Masks

Across Iowa, children are getting ready to head back to school. In many school districts, masks are encouraged, if not required. But as any parent can tell you, getting a child to wear a...
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Taste of Summer in Des Moines :: Local Discounts + a HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Celebrate the taste of summer in Des Moines and support local businesses! Summer and life, in general, look a little different this year, but before we head back to school we want to enjoy the...

Movers & Shakers: Andrea Cummings, Dreiberge Coffee

Des Moines Mom recognizes that moms wear a lot of hats. You are a mom, wife, friend, diaper changer, nose wiper, meal planner, lost toy finder, the list goes on and on! This summer we...