Whether you need a change of pace, somewhere new to take the kids, or a fabulous off-the-beaten-track place to take your out-of-town visitors, look no further than our ultimate Des Moines Guide! It's packed with some of our favorite...
Foss Swim School in Ankeny opens in late March, bringing a Minnesota couple’s passion to Iowa for the first time.  A tragedy inspired Jon and Susan Foss’ life’s work. Jon was taught to respect the water and embrace swimming by his...
With glimpses of spring on the horizon, March is a great time to explore the city and have some fun. We’re kicking off the month with our Mom’s Night Out event on March 5, and we’d love to see...
Anyone else feel like their little ones have grown several inches over the winter? I have a large pile of too-small clothes in both my boys’ closets that are begging for a new home. I’m lucky that our youngest can...
Staying in Des Moines for Spring Break? Des Moines has plenty of options to help your kids run off all that energy or for you to connect as a family.
Dental trauma is common in children and adolescents because this is the time when kids learn to walk, run, and are most active in sports. If your kid has a tooth injury, it's important you know what to do. Dr....
Who else loves day dates? My husband and I are intentionally working on finding time and space for dates. With four kids that can be difficult. Sports, Scouts, 4-H, school activities, volunteering make date nights a challenge. This...
Des Moines Moms Blog regularly highlights local nonprofits. There are so many amazing organizations in our city dedicated to looking out for the well being of all who live here. We want to feature them and share ways you and...
Our most popular event is back: Mom's Night Out at Sherwood Forest Event Center! Grab a girlfriend and join Des Moines Moms Blog for a fun evening Thursday, March 5th from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Don't wait to get your ticket—they...
Do you have a daughter who loves sports?  Sign-up to attend the National Girls and Women in Sports Day Youth Clinic on Sunday, February 9 hosted by Drake University Athletics. Girls will experience a variety of sports taught by Division I...

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Des Moines Mom regularly highlights local nonprofits. There are so many amazing organizations in our community dedicated to looking out for the well being...

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