Des Moines is about to get even cooler than it already is with the opening of the Lauridsen Skatepark set for May 22, 2021.  Here’s what you need to know about the new skate park in Des Moines  1. What makes...
Although many summer camps are in-person this year, the option for online is still great for those who need it. Whether for health reasons or just the flexibility that online offers, kids can still have an enriching experience via...
As the sun starts shining brighter and the grass begins to look greener than ever, it becomes time to start thinking summer. And with that it is time to start thinking Iowa Cubs baseball. It has been over a year...
I grew up in a tiny town in Southeast Nebraska. It wasn’t even big enough to have a stoplight, but what we lacked in size, we made up for in community. Our town was made up of citizens largely...
Everyone loves swim nights at Goldfish Swim School. The kids love that they get to swim even when it’s cold outside and I love that all three kids get lessons at the same time!  My kids have taken private swimming...
In the last 13 months, our children have spent a large amount of time utilizing screens. Schooling and working from home has made us use our mobile devices more than ever. I am, no doubt, in awe of technology! We...
Hello, my name is Mary and I am a skater mom. My 11-year-old daughter has been skateboarding for over a year now and I must admit this has become one of my favorite hobbies of hers. It has been...
One of my personal top frustrations in 2020 was when the Wonder Woman 84 premiere date was pushed back TWICE. I had dates set on my calendar, an outfit ordered, and a very excited 6-year-old. Finally, they announced they would...
We are thrilled to partner with the City of Johnston to promote their Kites on the Green event Saturday, May 1. Get ready for the eighth annual Kites on the Green by attending one or all three pop-up kite flying events. The...
Don't miss our Des Moines Summer Camp Guide for 2021! Fun activities for all kids for all ages and interests here in Des Moines!

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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...

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