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Des Moines Summer Reading Programs

Before the road trips and family reunions, between camps and around the long-delayed dentist appointments, is a summertime lull. Many local attractions can help fill these few unplanned moments. But there is one magical place to rule them all: a safe haven full of ideas, characters, and imagination, complete with fearless leaders and climate control. […]

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Parades in Des Moines

Parade Love: Your Guide to Parades in Des Moines and Central Iowa

Some of my favorite childhood memories involve sunny summer mornings sitting curbside along parade routes impatiently waiting for the loud boom to mark the start of the parade. My oldest is no different. He loves a good parade – the chase of tootsie rolls, the gleaming red fire engines, the sound of high school bands […]

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june event guide

Des Moines Moms Guide to June 2018

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 […]

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