Kayla Craig

Kayla Craig is a work-at-home mom to four young kids via birth and adoption. Kayla studied magazine journalism at Drake and serves as Project Coordinator for Des Moines Moms Blog. She has been hitched for ten years to her husband Jonny, who pastors The Bridge church in Johnston. When Kayla's not changing dirty diapers and refereeing lightsaber duels, she writes in the margins of motherhood. You'll also find her guzzling coffee, hosting Upside Down Podcast, and editing micro-essays for Coffee + Crumbs.
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10 Tips for Taking Kids to Farmers Market

Des Moines has a plethora of farmers markets. If you want to enjoy some delicious local food and fresh produce, hit up a farmers market with your family. Before you head to the farmers market...

Guide to Des Moines Farmers Markets

Want to enjoy the benefits of a garden without the work? The farmers market scene in Des Moines ripe with markets for every taste. Get ready to enjoy local produce, freshly-picked flowers, Iowa-raised meats, handmade...
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Des Moines Moms Guide to October 2018

Trick-or-treating family fun, pumpkin patch adventures, and all the candy we can hide in our secret stashes? October, we're ready for you! Des Moines is bursting with fun fall events for the whole family...
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Des Moines Moms Guide to September 2018

September is one of our favorite months here in Des Moines. School is in full swing and the fresh air is full of possibilities! Enjoy all Central Iowa has to offer with our curated calendar...
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Des Moines Moms Guide to August 2018

What's there to do in Des Moines in August? Spoiler alert: Tons! The theme of the month seems to be FREE summer parties! Our August 2018 Event Guide for Moms will help you make...
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Des Moines Moms Guide to July 2018

There's so much to do this month in Des Moines! We've curated our July event guide with local moms in mind. Browse our guide for the best family events and activities Des Moines (and...
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McAlister’s Deli is Coming to Des Moines (And Their $1.99 Kids Meals Are Amazing!)

Get pumped, moms: McAlister’s Deli is headed to Des Moines! McAlister's is a fast-casual restaurant known for its variety of tasty deli menu options (with large portions!), welcoming environment, Famous Sweet Tea, and my personal...

Des Moines Moms Guide to June 2018

Hello, summer! We're welcoming June with open arms here at Des Moines Moms Blog. Our June event guide to fun family events around Des Moines (and surrounding suburbs) has been curated just for you. Our top...

Des Moines Moms Guide to May 2018

It's May! Here's our just-for-you guide to fun family events around Des Moines this month. From splash pads and playground grand openings to duck races and magic shows, you'll have your pick of fun excuses...

Mother’s Day Brunch in Des Moines

Any day is a great day to take Mom out to eat, but on Mother’s Day (It's May 13, btw!), it’s even more special. We're swooning over these brunches at top Des Moines restaurants....