Iowa may be landlocked, but it still has beaches to visit. If you know me, you know I am not a particularly outdoorsy girl, but I love spending time on the water. There are lakes located all around Iowa...
Here at Des Moines Mom, we are all about making sure that you and your family take advantage of summer fun in Des Moines! This is especially true for the summer months. When the kids are out of school...
Summer is here! And I’m welcoming summer extra this year after a year of virtual learning! Whether your kids did hybrid, in person, or virtual/homeschool- we did it, parents!! Now, bring on Summer!!  I love sitting down with my kids at...
Iowa’s largest cities continue to thrive and build new neighborhoods. Many city parks and residential areas have public ponds for family fishing fun. Neighborhood ponds are great places for residents to spend time together outdoors. Partnerships with city officials,...
Summer is right around the corner! Now is the time to start filling up your child’s schedule with all sorts of fun activities. Having trouble coming up with ideas? Want the kids to spend some time outside but also start...
The Science Center of Iowa is expanding its operations for the summer and providing even more opportunities to bring learning to life and “spark” your creativity! Starting in June, the science center will be open Wednesday through Sunday (an increase...
Admit it – you’ve purchased that Barbie and/or Snoopy fishing pole for your kiddo and it’s still sitting in the garage and has never touched the water. It’s time to dust off your fishing hooks and go fishing with the...
With three kids ages four and under, our days are filled with meals, bottles, naps, and repeating that schedule multiple times. Add in some laundry, and it feels like the day is gone before it began. Getting out of...
Does your family celebrate the last day of school? We love to celebrate lots of different events throughout the year in our house. We have had birthday parties for our dogs, birthday parties for our stuffed animals, celebrations for opening...
Our year at home during this pandemic has forced us all to be creative in our family activities. Like many of you, we have explored crafts, board games, and maybe even a Fancy Friday. After a long day of zoom...

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Jenn O’Neal: PepperHarrow Farm

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Des Moines Mom recognizes that moms wear a lot of hats. You are a mom, wife, friend, diaper changer, nose wiper, meal planner, lost...

Amy Hilmes, Happy DSM