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Des Moines Moms Guide to April 2018

With our April guide to events and activities in Des Moines, your family will have no reason to say, “Mom, I’m bored!” — trust us! This curated calendar features unique spring events (Beautiful Bulldog Contest! Donut festivals! Astronauts! Free pony rides!). Here’s to enjoying all that Des Moines has to offer this month: no assembly required. […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to March 2018

This post is sponsored by State Historical Museum of Iowa.  Des Moines Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with the State Historical Museum of Iowa to promote Adventure into the Past, a week-long spring break program, March 12-16. Each weekday afternoon during spring break, visitors can come for an adventure into Iowa’s past. You can […]

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Guide to Kids Eat Free in Des Moines

Which Des Moines restaurants host ‘Kids Eat Free’ nights? And when? And which location? We’ve done the work for you! We all have those days when you just don’t want to – or don’t have time to – cook. Dining out with the family can be expensive, so here’s a newly-updated and fact-checked guide you can bookmark […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to February 2018

Des Moines Moms Blog is thrilled to come alongside the Greater Des Moines Partnership to present the first ever Des Moines Winter Games. The Winter Games is a free kid-friendly event in downtown Des Moines Friday February 9 and Saturday February 10. Families can enjoy an Opening Ceremonies Watch Party, a spectacular fireworks show, a winter […]

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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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