Family Valentine Ideas If picking out Valentine's Day cards and gifts brings more anxiety than joy, may we suggest an alternative: Family Fun Day! We found lots of great events happening in Des Moines this month. Pick one (or two)...
Looking for early education and preschool options for your child? Des Moines Moms Blog's Preschool and Early Childhood Education guide will help you find the right school for your family.
Goldfish Swim School is coming to Des Moines! The chilly winter months may not seem like the most obvious time to talk about swim lessons, but swim and water safety experts know this is the perfect time of year to...
Winter weather making you and your kiddos a little antsy? Beat (or at least minimize) cabin fever with the mom-approved ideas. From fun and unique things to do around Des Moines, to creative and boredom-busting ideas you can do from...
Winter in Des Moines can be brutal, especially with kids. Finding things to do that are worth the hassle of bundling everyone up and driving in the freezing cold can be a challenge. But it's important as parents that...
I distinctly remember bringing my one-month-old daughter to Confluence Brewing and honestly getting zero dirty looks. One of the many reasons I love Des Moines is that there are plenty of family-friendly restaurants and bars. Parents can enjoy an...
Happy New Year! Resolve to get the kids out of the house and explore the metro. From theater events to inflatables, there’s so much to fun to be had through the winter. We also included some free events to keep...
This guide offers ALL of the resources needed for a successful pregnancy and postpartum period in the Des Moines area.
Ho Ho Ho… Happy Holidays! ‘Tis the season for twinkly lights and lots of holiday family fun. We also found some free storytime events and winter break boredom busters. Enjoy this December with lots of family-friendly events.  Psst… If you’re looking...
We love supporting local businesses, especially when they are run by moms! Keep your dollars local and shop from local businesses and entrepreneurs this holiday season.  Many local businesses can be found at holiday fairs. Check out our guide to...

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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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