Managing life through continual changes can be a struggle for adults and children, and as school resumes – either online or in-person – our kids are once again working to establish a new normal. How can you help your child...
With a different pace and schedule this fall, apple picking is a great way to spend time with the family and the perfect fall activity kids can enjoy this year in Des Moines. Whether you want to fill a bushel...
You probably know it is reading to your child is important. Did you know starting earlier is better? From the day they are born, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers develop language skills and pre-literacy skills every day that help them become...
Happy Fall! The air is crisp and the leaves are turning shades of yellow, red, and orange. Load up the family and head to one of the many pumpkin patches in Des Moines for a fun family activity! Want to...
No parent wants to hear that his or her child has a cavity. You may wonder if you’ve done anything wrong or be unsure whether a child cavity in a baby tooth really needs filling. Dr. Nick Waage, Dr. Hans,...
Make family memories this fall with our ultimate fall bucket list. Check out more than 65 things to do in Des Moines this fall. No more generic fall bucket list: This Fall Bucket List was made with Des Moines families in...
We are thrilled to partner with Living History Farms to bring you this guide to family-friendly event guide.  Make plans to go to Living History Farms for Applefest, September 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit their historic sites...
Do your kids need to learn how to swim but didn't have lessons this summer? Check out swimming lessons at Foss Swim School in Ankeny! Two local moms share what they loved about their kid's swimming lessons at Foss. One...
Fall is probably everyone’s favorite time to have family photos taken. It’s usually not too hot or too cold, the vibrant fall colors on the trees make such a beautiful backdrop, plus it’s just the right timing to have...
2020 has undeniably been hard for the majority of us. That's a whole other post for another day. The good news is Des Moines continues to shine by giving us new places to go and things to do. Here...

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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