People have a lot of misconceptions about family law. They make assumptions about divorce and child custody based on things they have heard that aren't true.  Common Family Law Myths Shared care means no child support False. In Iowa shared care means...
More than just Swimming Lessons I always thought the purpose of swimming lessons was to teach my children how to swim so they wouldn’t drown. But when we started swimming lessons at Goldfish Swim School Urbandale, it became so much...
  During this weird year, the need to support local businesses has become even more apparent. As we spend more time at home, the need to create meaningful experiences, instead of filling our lives with stuff, has become even more...
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Life With Braces

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You walk out of the orthodontist’s office excited. Braces are on! You did it. Now what? Coming home after getting your braces on can be exciting and scary. There are so many unknowns and questions you didn’t know you...
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. Are you looking for fun (and safe) activities to keep the family entertained? If so, the Science Center of Iowa has you covered! SCI is taking safety seriously this holiday...
The number of children waiting for families is great. Amy Skogerson and Andrea McGinn love helping families with adoption.   November is National Adoption Month. According to Child Welfare, the purpose of the month is to increase national awareness of the...
Supporting local businesses is one of our favorite things to do ALL YEAR and it is especially important this year! Check out our great gift guide to Des Moines Shops and Businesses to help you find the perfect gift for...
October may be Breast Health Awareness Month, but breast health is something that is important year-round. We talked to Dr. Rachel Preisser, a radiologist at The Iowa Clinic's West Des Moines Campus, about breast health and mammograms. She answered our...
Des Moines Mom is proud to partner with Jester Park Nature Center to bring you the 2020 Holiday Market and Craft Show guide. This year they are hosting a Virtual Makers Market. If you're looking for thoughtful handmade gifts,...
Fall in the Midwest is ideal for preparing your lawn and landscape for the winter season. So what can you do now to prepare for next year? Read on to find out! Lawn Care Experts agree, fertilizing in the fall will...

In + Around Des Moines

15 of Our Favorite Des Moines Coffee Shops

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Coffee! Loved by many, an absolute necessity for some. Des Moines is home to countless fantastic, locally-owned coffee shops. From shops using house-roasted coffee...
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Houseplant Care 101

Fish Fries in Des Moines 2021