To celebrate Des Moines Moms Blog becoming Des Moines Mom we have new, fun shirts! And during this time of covid-19, we ardently believe that we, as moms, are better together. We have partnered with local rockstar screen printing business,...
We are so excited to share our new website with you! Des Moines Mom is completely updated, created with you, our readers in mind. Since 2012, we have been a resource for local moms. We are in LOVE with the...
Tired of cooking dinner? Kids need something to do? Here’s a running list of local restaurants and businesses offering Des Moines delivery or curbside service as of March 20, 2020. We will update as things change. Check each location...
Mother's Day (Sunday, May 10) is going to look a heck of a lot different for everyone this year. We may not be out at brunches or parks this year. We very well may still be "social distancing." Gifts may...
Moms have been working double-time lately—with an extra dose of anxiety! Some moms are juggling their full-time careers from home while also keeping their kids busy at home. Others are on the front lines of the pandemic, working in healthcare...
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,...
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...
Our 5th annual Mom's Night Out was successful evening, and is a reminder of what a great time we all have together!  A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our Mom's Night Out on March 5th at...
There are plenty of options for grocery shopping in Des Moines. We share what we love about Aldi, Costco, Fareway, Fresh Thyme, Hy-Vee, Price Chopper, Trader Joe's, Walmart, and Whole Foods.
I crave quiet. Lack of noise. Sound’s absence. Eradication of the endless voices screaming off the news page and inside our house.   It’s a nice idea. But the reality is children come with noise and if they didn’t, we’d probably worry....

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Guide to Des Moines Farmers Markets in 2020

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Farmers markets are a summer favorite for many families. The local produce, fresh flowers, Iowa-raised meat, handmade goods and crafts, and fresh baked goods...