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Connecting to Your Kids' Hearts

3 Creative Ways to Connect With Your Kids

My kids are ages nine, eight and four, so I have left the hazy, crazy days of infant and toddler parenting. I am no longer changing diapers and scanning the living room for choking hazards. Instead I find myself reminding my nine-year-old to unload the dishwasher, telling my 8-year-old he can pour himself a bowl […]

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Des Moines Winter Survival Guide Winter Bucket List Central Iowa for Families

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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keeping kids active in the winter months

Keeping Kids Active in the Winter Months

Baby it’s cold outside … now what do I do with my kids? As the cold weather approaches, do you start to hear these common words come out of your child’s mouth? “It’s too COOOLLLLDDDD to go outside!” or “I don’t have ANYTHING to dooooooo!” It can be tough to keep ourselves and our kids […]

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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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Des Moines pumpkin patch orchard guide fall

Des Moines Pumpkin Patch and Orchard Guide

Raise your hand if you love fall! We can’t get enough of pumpkins, hayrack rides, bonfires, and apples. Head to a local orchard or pumpkin patch and start a family tradition. Looking for other things to do this fall? Don’t miss our Ultimate Fall Bucket List! Here’s a list of our favorite places to get […]

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family fun day event

Family Fun Day: Passport to Adventure, September 16

We are thrilled to announce details of our next event: our Family Fun Day event! Check out all the details below. Who: All Des Moines Metro families! What: A morning of fun for all!  Tickets are all inclusive and include all activities, snacks, a goody bag for each child ticket, and access to all giveaways as part of […]

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