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Des Moines Guide to Indoor Play

In our minds, indoor play time is a necessity. Check out our extensive resource of indoor play and activities in Des Moines, updated for 2017. The Indoor Play Guide is a paid advertising opportunity, brought to you in collaboration with our presenting sponsor Backyard Adventures of Iowa. If you are interested in being a featured […]

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shopDSM2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Des Moines Moms Blog is passionate about connecting moms to each other and our community, and we are thrilled to be sharing our mom-approved shopDSM2016 holiday gift guide. Disclosure :: shopDSM2016 is a paid advertising opportunity. That said, we sourced each and every gift included in this shopping guide and included only our favorite local ideas, […]

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Shop small, shop fashionably in Des Moines

I like shopping of all kinds. I like grocery shopping. I like shopping for plants. I like shopping for office supplies. I like shopping for shampoo. I LOVE shopping for clothes. So when Andrea and I had the chance to do a little clothes shopping for our trip to San Antonio, we were ecstatic!  We visited […]

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Best Sensory Activity Ever: Ice Excavation! | Des Moines Moms Blog

Easiest, Cheapest, BEST Sensory Activity EVER!

My philosophy for kids activities: cheap, easy, and fun. Double bonus if they actually keep kids engaged for longer than it takes me to clean up the aftermath. I found the motherload of all sensory activities — cue giant ice cube excavation! This activity is perfect for those blistering hot days where kids need something […]

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