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Winter Bucket List: 25 Things to Do in Des Moines This Winter

Wondering how to beat cabin fever? The mom-approved winter ideas on our winter bucket list feature things to do around Des Moines, as well as free, boredom-busting ideas you can do without leaving your living room! Whether you want to stay warm and cozy at home or head out to some of central Iowa’s best sledding […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to January 2018

Happy New Year! What’s going on in Des Moines in January? From snowshoeing adventures to fun theatre performances, there’s plenty to help you and your family beat cabin fever. Here’s to starting off 2018 with a bang! January 2018 events and activities Jan 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Yoga Under the Stars, Science Center of […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to December 2017

Wondering what to do in Des Moines this December? Des Moines is brimming with Christmas cheer this month! Central Iowa has plenty of magical events to offer families this time of the year, so check out (and share!) this event guide and get ready to make memories this holiday season. (And don’t forget about the […]

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What You Need to Know About Adoption

Every child deserves a safe and loving family. Heartbreakingly, here and around the world, situations arise when permanently staying with biological family isn’t a possibility for an infant or child. Adoption is an encompassing picture of hope, but we can’t ignore that it’s born out of the loss of a first family, whether the adoption […]

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My Kids Love Kudo Banz, and I love Parenting More Positively

Raising young kids is tough. As children grow, they become more independent, curious, and, if I’m honest, more headstrong. Seeing my children blossom into their unique personalities is so much fun — but it’s not as enjoyable to nag them for the hundredth time to put their action figures away or plead with them to please […]

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A Des Moines Mom’s Guide to November 2017

It’s November already? Wasn’t it just summer? Whatever the case, we’re thankful for all the things to do this month here in Des Moines. When you’re not snuggling under a blanket or planning your Thanksgiving dinner grocery list, load up your kids and enjoy a fun November outing! November 2017 events and activities November 1 […]

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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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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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