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...
Summer is a great time for your family to enjoy outdoor activities. Learn ways to keep your children safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun from New Horizon Academy. Their mission is to provide the best child...
Summer is a great time to be in Des Moines. The days are long and the sun is warm. We are excited to see so many new businesses opening. Here are some we're most excited about.  5 New Things in...
We enjoyed a night out at Canoyer Garden Center in Grimes for a SOLD OUT DIY Planting Event A group of women joined us for You Grow Girl, a night assembling a custom, outdoor planter, enjoying a drink from Whimsical...
The Science Center of Iowa is expanding its operations for the summer and providing even more opportunities to bring learning to life and “spark” your creativity! Starting in June, the science center will be open Wednesday through Sunday (an increase...
Have you been thinking about our pollinator friends as you make plans for your garden, landscape and outdoor spaces? As concern for pollinators increases, so does the demand for pollinator-attracting plants. Creating a back yard habitat for these pollinators...
“I believe everyone is a beautiful individual full of life-defining stories, even our littlest clients.” Hi friends, my name is Anj Olson. I’m the photographer at Lav & Lime Studio; a fine art studio specializing in newborn, family, and headshot/branding...
May is National Water Safety Awareness Month. As we head to pool and beach season, it’s the perfect time for all families and caregivers to review essential swim and water safety basics.  Water Safety Tips The swim and water safety experts...
Moms can be hard to shop for, so we asked our team what they want for Mother's Day. The best part? Everything on the list is from local businesses. It's a win-win! You have our permission to send this...
As a local small business that works with other small businesses, Des Moines Mom knows first hand how hard the last year has been. Through a pandemic, reduced operating hours, restrictions, and more, we have all had to learn...

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...