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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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Pep Talk to Toddler Mom | Des Moines Moms Blog

Pep Talk for a Toddler Mom

Dear Toddler Mama, First off, congrats! You made it this far! You survived babyhood! I’m throwing up all the ‘praise hands’ emojis for you. I know people keep telling you to buckle your seat belt and get ready for a wild ride. They keep telling you your sweet baby is about to be gone and […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: for Kids!

We’ve all heard the phrase “new year, new me,” but have you considered extending this notion to your kids? The new year is a great time to set goals for not only yourself, but the entire family. It’s important to set an example for your kids to have something to strive for at a young […]

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Start a Babysitting Co-op | Des Moines Moms Blog

How to Start a Babysitting Co-op

“Free Babysitting.” The flyer on the wall at Amy Brooks Murphy’s postpartum play group sounded too good to be true. I was intrigued. With no grandparents in town or trusted teenage neighbors to call for date-night sitting, I was looking for babysitting options. Too shy to pull one of the tabs and e-mail the contact, […]

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