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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!
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Holiday Catering in Des Moines

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Thanksgiving and Christmas are times of prepping, cooking, doing dishes, more cooking, and more dishes. Or not! Why not cater Thanksgiving or Christmas this year? There are many tasty options around the Des Moines metro...
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Des Moines Indoor Play Guide

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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.
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Des Moines Holiday Markets and Craft Shows 2021

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Des Moines Mom is proud to partner with Jester Park Nature Center to bring you the 2021 Holiday Markets and Craft Show guide. November 21 | Fall Makers Market, Jester Park Nature Center 11 a.m. –...
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Concussions in Student Athletes and Adolescents

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Traditionally when people talk about concussions and sports, they immediately think of football. But other sports such as cheerleading, boys, and girls' soccer, and hockey also pose a moderate risk. Kids can also get a...
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Join Our Team!

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Des Moines Mom is growing our team and we want YOU! Our team of moms inspire, encourage, support, inform, and simply share this journey of motherhood we’re all navigating together. We are moms of all ages, with...
High-Risk Pregnancy

Tips for High-Risk Pregnancies

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“High-risk pregnancy” is a phrase no mom wants to hear, but it doesn’t have to be scary. The experts at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Perinatal Center are here to calm your fears and...
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Ending the Silence and Talking about Mental Health with NAMI Iowa

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Des Moines Mom wants to create a safe space for ongoing conversations about mental health. That is why we created this series: Mental Health and Motherhood. In this monthly series, we’re going to be talking...
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Your First Mammogram, Explained

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It’s normal for women to be nervous or hesitant before their mammogram. Here’s a quick guide to help you understand what your first mammogram will be like. What happens at a mammogram appointment? First, you will...
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Haunted Houses in Des Moines

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Do you like the scary side of Halloween? Haunted houses are a sure-fire way to experience all the thrills and chills of the spooky season. In the Des Moines metro, there are several options both...
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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

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Des Moines Mom wants to create a safe space for ongoing conversations about mental health. That is why we created this series, Mental Health and Motherhood. In this monthly series, we’re going to be talking...