April is a month that brings rain showers and sunny days. Lucky for you, there are plenty of family friendly events and activities happening around Des Moines—both inside and outside—to keep you busy all month long. Don’t miss: the first annual Coffee and Donut Festival, lots of Easter egg hunts, and the return of the […]
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Crafts, cupcakes, and wine–what more can a girl ask for?! Join Des Moines Moms Blog and The Knotty Nail for a fun night of creating string art at Cupcake Addict in Johnston, Thursday May 11 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Space is limited, so get your tickets today! Tickets are $30 and include all […]
Mama, you deserve to be pampered! Mark your calendars for a relaxing evening with Des Moines Moms Blog and Coachlight Clinic & Spa. Join us on Thursday, April 20 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a night of pampering and relaxation. Treat yourself to a 30-minute massage or facial. Space is limited for this […]
It was our fifth day at Blank Children’s Hospital with our very sick son. Our baby boy had received excellent round-the-clock care, but my husband and I still hadn’t heard a definitive diagnosis to explain his illness. We were beyond exhausted, hadn’t slept well in days, were living off caffeine and junk food, and hadn’t […]
This guide to Des Moines Summer Camps is a comprehensive guide to all summer camps in Des Moines.
Last year after kindergarten round-up, we decided to redshirt our son for three main reasons: Lucan has a summer birthday and was one of the youngest in his class. He lacked social and emotional maturity. Kindergarten is hard. These days it’s academically rigorous and standards are high. It was never a question of whether […]
Let me set the scene. It is a late Tuesday night. You just got the kids to bed…finally. You settle in to watch your recorded episode of “This is Us.” You start tearing up the minute the opening theme song starts to play, even though nothing of note has even happened yet. By the middle […]
Have you seen the movie The Family Stone? When my husband and I first saw it, we both loved the picture it painted of a big family that gathers for holidays. It started a burning in our hearts for a large family. Fast forward 10 years, and 3 more children, and here we are. […]
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 […]
This is Des Moines Moms Blog Guide to Fitness, Wellness and Health. This guide will be a one stop resource for parents as they choose to begin (or continue!) their wellness and health journey.