Fall brings many opportunities for outdoor learning and fun activities for all ages! Here are some tips on refreshing your lawn, planting this season and choosing plants for that beautiful fall color everyone loves. The experts at Earl May...
It’s happened! You need to buy a car and found the perfect set of wheels. You stayed within your budget. The sales agent even helped you get the price you wanted! Now that’s a win! But then you realize, there...
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 we head back to school we want to enjoy the last days of summer with...
A Tale of Two Goldfish Swimmers and Two Wildly Different Stories I have two children with very different personalities and levels of athleticism. Both came from the same gene pool, but you couldn’t prove it if you asked their...
Des Moines Mom recognizes that moms wear a lot of hats. You are a mom, wife, friend, diaper changer, nose wiper, meal planner, lost toy finder, the list goes on and on! This summer we are thrilled to feature some...
Raise your hand if you love celebrating birthdays! Whether you are looking to host a party or find ways to social distance, the 2020 Birthday Party Guide is your go-to resource to help you plan the best party for...
Is Your Kid Headed Off to College This Fall? Be Sure They’re Set Up For Financial Success Well, it’s happening: Your teenager is moving out of your house and braving the new world of college. Before they head off on...
Des Moines Mom recognizes that moms wear a lot of hats. You are a mom, wife, friend, diaper changer, nose wiper, meal planner, lost toy finder, the list goes on and on! This summer we are thrilled to feature some...
Tired of being stuck inside with your kids? There are plenty of places to play inside in Des Moines. Check out our guide to the best places to play indoors.
The Science Center of Iowa is back open to the public! The family-favorite destination is open on Saturdays and Sundays with new precautions to limit crowds and reduce the spread of germs – but there’s still plenty to do to...

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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