My boys are four and a half years apart, and I have had many parents ask me if I am sad my boys aren’t “closer.” I am always curious about their definition of “closer.” Do they mean the kids...
Des Moines Moms Blog is thrilled to be launching our 2019 ultimate guide to Des Moines summer camps – along with a myriad of other fun summer programs and activities for Des Moines kids!
I remember once when my husband was putting our youngest, who was age two at the time, down for a nap and he was whining (the kid, not the husband) about not wanting to go down. For the next...
I remember hearing from friends and family how dreadful the teenage years are for parents. While no kid is perfect, and no parent is either, I’m learning to enjoy some of the things that come with having a 13-year-old...
I have to admit, I heard about TikTok loooooong before I downloaded the app. It didn’t seem like anything I needed in my life, and quite honestly, after interacting with it for about a month, I don’t foresee myself...
I sat down to sign the permission slip for my husband to get his vasectomy. A concept I found slightly insane, considering he’s a grown adult who is fully capable of making his own decisions. This wasn’t a field...
It's my favorite time of year: Basketball Tournament Season. As a college basketball fan, there’s nothing better than watching 32 games in the first 48 hours of the NCAA tournament. And now that my kids are old enough to enjoy...
Keeping a toddler entertained on a road trip can be difficult, but it's possible! We have traveled with our children from age 4 weeks on, and they have done a wonderful job in a car and on a plane....
Dental trauma is common in children and adolescents because this is the time when kids learn to walk, run, and are most active in sports. If your kid has a tooth injury, it's important you know what to do. Dr....
“Hi, would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?” is a phrase I will hear a million times from February until the end of March. If you are the parent of a Girl Scout you know what I...

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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...