How is everyone holding up now that it's summer? With all this staying home business, I've had to be a little creative, and let's be honest social media has definitely inspired some late-night purchases and inspiration. What I'm loving lately...
Des Moines Mom regularly highlights local nonprofits. There are so many amazing organizations in our community dedicated to looking out for the well being of all who live here. We want to feature them and share ways you and...
Our need for connection with family, friends, and community is so important during this time of self-isolation and social distancing. We were made for relationships. It can feel discouraging to not know when things will go back to the...
It feels insignificant, but the best way we can help stop the spread of COVID-19 is by staying home. Not only does this protect our immediate family but it also protects those who we are not in contact with. We also...
My husband and I are working full time from home while our eight and five-year-old boys invent new ways to annoy each other. Learning their letters, checking in with their (amazing!) teachers and reading were only getting us so...
I love gardening with kids. The colors on our countertop. The crunch of a tomato right of the plant, or the red chili flakes we use from our dried chili peppers add a level of satisfaction to our attempt at...
One our favorite family activities is hiking on a nice day. We started hiking as a family in Colorado when our boys were babies and haven’t stopped. If you are looking for a leisurely stroll or a more invigorating workout,...
Earth Day which is always on April 22nd may look slightly different this year given everything going on in the world, but that doesn't mean we can't still find fun ways to celebrate. Earth Day began in 1970 and is...
It's finally spring! I love being able to send my kids outside to play and burn off some energy. Here's a big list of outdoor activities for you if you're stuck in a rut of what to do. Hopefully these...
Go for a neighborhood Egg Hunt April 5-12th! In person egg hunts may be canceled this year, but we can still celebrate spring with a neighborhood egg hunt (social distance style)! Encourage your neighborhoods to participate in a Neighborhood Egg...

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Taste of Summer in Des Moines :: Local Discounts + a...

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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...