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A Des Moines Mom’s Guide to October 2017

Can we let you in on a little secret? Des Moines has got it going on this October. We’ve curated our must-visit Des Moines kids’ events and family activities for this month. Here’s the scoop on where to get free pumpkins, the top places for family-friendly trick-or-treating, where to have a safe Halloween adventure, and more. […]

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Bedtime: How Much Sleep Should Your Child Be Getting?

Bedtime – Help Your Child Get Their Best Rest Back to school schedules are in full gear as we settle in to new routines. As parents, you know how important sleep is to growth and development for healthy kids. Here are a few tips to help your child rest for success: What Happens When Your […]

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Des Moines Area Fall Bucket List

Make family memories this fall with Des Moines Moms Blog’s ultimate fall bucket list. We’ve compiled 50 things to do in Des Moines this fall. That’s right: We’ve done our homework to help you plan your best fall, ever! These budget-friendly, kid-friendly bucket list ideas include special central Iowa locations, must-try fall foods, experiences to remember, […]

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Des Moines Pumpkin Patch and Orchard Guide

Raise your hand if you love fall! We can’t get enough of pumpkins, hayrack rides, bonfires, and apples. Head to a local orchard or pumpkin patch and start a family tradition. Looking for other things to do this fall? Don’t miss our Ultimate Fall Bucket List! Here’s a list of our favorite places to get […]

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Des Moines Moms September 2017 Guide

A Des Moines Mom’s Guide to September 2017

September is here! Celebrate that perfect beginning-of-fall weather with these fun, family-friendly Des Moines events. No need to spend time searching for something to do with your kids (or even for a moms’ night out!) — we’ve done the work for you. The only problem? Choosing between so many fun outings! Send us an email if […]

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Meet Kayla Craig

I’m Kayla Craig, and I’m thrilled to join Des Moines Moms Blog team as project coordinator and contributor. After five years away from the Des Moines metro, I’m so thrilled to have moved back to central Iowa (Urbandale!) and grateful to be putting down roots here for our family of six. When I’m not reheating my […]

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Tips for Avoiding Heat Exhaustion

Summer is a time for fun, but it can also pose hazards such as extreme heat. Between 2006 and 2010, more than 3,000 people died from heat-related illnesses according to UptoDate. Taking appropriate precautions and having heat awareness can make all the difference in keeping you and your family safe. One important precaution: Always check […]

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