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Des Moines Moms Family Events August 2017 Guide

A Des Moines Moms Guide to August 2017

Summer is in full swing! From the Iowa State Fair to the National Balloon Classic, there are so many great family activities going on in August! Make the most of the final weeks of summer before school starts with some of these family friendly events around Des Moines this month. Send us an email if we […]

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Fair Food on a Stick: Kid-Happy, Allergy-Friendly Food | Des Moines Moms Blog

Fair Food on a Stick: Kid-Happy, Allergy-Friendly Food

What do you think of when you think of Iowa State Fair? Fair Food! Honestly, I have never been for multiple reasons. First, due to Easton’s special needs, crowds and strange places and people were too overwhelming and not an option until now. Second, we are not native to Iowa and have only been here in […]

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Mixify Tour Brings Message of Balance to Iowa Teens

Mixify Tour Brings Message of Balance to Iowa Teens

Mixify events during the Iowa State Fair included fun activities, giveaways, and experts to educate teens about the importance of balancing what they drink and eat with physical activity. The Mixify Tour, a tour company hosting a series of events around the country with fun activities, demonstrations, tips and tools, music, and giveaways designed to educate […]

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Iowa State Fair, Family Fun, Field Trip, Things to Do

A Different Kind of “Trip” to the Iowa State Fair

It’s not too many years ago that I would have told you I’d never been to a State Fair in my life. In the last several years since being introduced to the “amazingly amusing” Iowa State Fair, I’ve experienced it in a number of ways: as the freshman Fair-goer getting sick on fried food, as […]

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Grown-Up Summer Fun in Des Moines

Time for a Little Grown Up Fun in Des Moines + GIVEAWAY!!

Last month I told you about some of my favorite things to do with the kiddos in the summer (you can find it here). Today I am sharing some of my top activities that would be perfect for a date with your favorite person or for some fun with friends. Hope you find something to add to your […]

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Iowa State Fair Field Trip Program

Iowa State Fair Field Trip Program: Fun, Kid-Friendly, Hands-On Learning + GIVEAWAY

As the mom of a family that loves to learn, I was more than ready to say, “Yes!” when the Iowa State Fair contacted me about partnering with them to help promote their field trips. We love to experience the Fair every summer, and doing so more purposefully this year with a little help from […]

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Enjoying the Iowa State Fair with Littles

Some of you are probably thinking this post is a joke. “Enjoying” the Iowa State Fair with Littles?? Impossible! Well, I am here to tell you that you CAN conquer, and even enjoy, the Iowa State Fair with your family! I had the privilege of interviewing a dear friend, Angie, about her experience with the […]

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