The Fourth of July means red, white, and blue, picnics, watermelon, and of course, fireworks! Celebrate the Fourth of July all week long with our guide to Des Moines Fireworks and Fourth of July celebrations in Central Iowa. Here’s where you can see Des Moines fireworks over the Fourth of July in Central Iowa in […]
What will my kids eat all summer? What activities should I be planning to keep them busy and off electronics? The bugs – what do I do about them? These are all the questions running through the minds of moms everywhere as summer kicks-off. Rest assured, The Iowa Clinic has your back. What’s Going In Their […]
Hello, summer! We’re welcoming June with open arms here at Des Moines Moms Blog. Our June event guide to fun family events around Des Moines (and surrounding suburbs) has been curated just for you. Our top event calendar picks for June in central Iowa include Shakespeare on the Lawn (bring a blanket!) and the Des Moines […]
The 2018 Des Moines Birthday Party Guide is here to help you plan the best birthday party for your child. We’ve compiled the best local resources into one guide.
It’s summer, my absolute favorite season! I love the long, hot days, trips to the pool, and lots of cold treats. This summer seems so different now that I have a big kid who is home again from school. It’s definitely an adjustment…any other moms struggling to find that new routine with school kids that […]
Hooray! Summer vacation is here! For about a year, I’ve been counting down the months (now days, whoo!) to travel to our family’s favorite beach- Topsail Island, North Carolina. This year is sure to be my most stressful adventurous yet, as I will be hauling TWO kiddos (ages two and nine months) and myself to […]
Every summer my family likes to frequent splash pads in Des Moines. Not only is it a great way for the kids to burn off energy and stay cool, it is also a great way for tired moms to sit back and relax a bit while the kiddos are entertained (and they are free!). With […]
Photography has always been a hobby of mine, so when my kiddos were born, I wanted to make sure we had professional pictures taken regularly. Though I don’t love the process of coordinating all our outfits, deciding on the best location/time, and attempting to make my hair/makeup look put together while chasing my children around […]
Summer is in full swing around here, and consequently, we are outside (and back inside…and outside again) ALL. DAY. LONG. I love this season of daily pool trips, sprinklers, mowing, and more…but it all involves a revolving door and the constant dropping and grabbing of stuff inside the entries to our home. Tips and tricks […]
Hey Summer! Good to see you! If you’re like me, you love a good book that you can get lost in. Add in the sun, outdoor setting (pool, beach, back porch), a cool drink, AND a good read- and you’re set! I love a good, easy, fun, light beach read and I’m here to share […]
When I travel out of state, and someone asks me where I am from, I only recently started saying, “Des Moines, Iowa.” Before, my response was, “Well I’m FROM San Antonio, but I LIVE in Des Moines, Iowa.” Even though it feels like I only moved here a couple years ago, I realized I have […]
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