Think outside the box and turn your backyard into an adventure! Obstacle courses, camping, and water play all use imaginative play in your backyard. This summer, more than ever, backyard adventures are a great way to make the most...
Summer is a great time to set goals. What are some things you and your family want to learn or accomplish? Last year, my one-year-old dropped his binky, we went fishing, I planted some new flowers, and my daughter rode...
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...

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December Family-Friendly Events in Des Moines

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Hooray for the holidays! We’re more than ready for a little Christmas cheer! From drive-through light displays to streaming live theater events, there is...
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Holiday Gifts for Busy Moms