Have you ever been in one of those homes that just makes you feel good? Like it's healing to your soul just to be there? It's warm and inviting and comfy and cozy and you kinda just want to stay. And then...
It's the most wonderful time of the year! I love Christmastime, don't you? My favorite part is the chance to focus on choosing the perfect gifts for the special people in my life.  Come with me on a little journey to one of...
Santa was a fun tradition that my family participated in as I was growing up. When my husband and I became parents, many people asked if we were going to continue this tradition. I definitely wanted to have Santa...
If someone told me a year ago we would be planning to host Thanksgiving on Zoom, I would have laughed (or cried)! Our extended family has decided to do our Thanksgiving on Zoom this year due to the COVID pandemic....
We received a holiday toy catalog in the mail in mid-September. I quickly took it straight from the mailbox to my super secret hiding space so the kids wouldn’t find it. I should’ve known better. An hour later, the catalog...
I love this time of year. Yep, I was jumping up and down last week when we had snow flurries, and you better believe the boys and I played outside (though we didn't last long -- it was VERY...
From the moment my eyes first met hers, my daughter had my heart. Her eyes drew me in and made me catch my breath. My love for her could not be put into words and overflowed from a place that...
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...
Looking for a fun date night to kick off your Christmas celebrations? Don't miss Tonic Sol-Fa's The Nights Before Christmas Tour, featuring the Emmy-winning quartet’s brand new holiday show. They will be at the Hoyt Sherman Place Theatre on Friday, December...
Des Moines Mom is proud to partner with Jester Park Nature Center to bring you the 2022 Holiday Markets and Craft Show guide. November 20 | Fall Makers Market, Jester Park Nature Center 12130 NW 128th St, Granger 11 a.m. –...

In + Around Des Moines

Things to do in Des Moines in December 2022

It's a magical time of year for kids and adults alike. Relish it with seasonal events. There are so many things to do in...