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Ames, Iowa

Family Fun in Ames

Ames, located just 45 minutes north of Des Moines, might not be the first place you think of when it comes to family fun. But, don’t overlook it! We have some pretty awesome amenities you can’t find anywhere else. Why I Love Ames I’m an accidental Ames resident. I went to school here, ended up […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to April Events 2019

This post is sponsored by the City of Johnston Kites on the Green. We are thrilled to partner with the City of Johnston to promote their Kites on the Green event Saturday, May 4. Join in on the fun during the family-friendly festival featuring giant show kite displays, celebrity bol races, free kite building, live […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to March 2019

Awww, spring! It’s really coming, well, at least Spring Break will be here soon. If you’re planning a staycation in Des Moines, be sure to check out our complete list of Spring Break Camps and Activities.  There are also plenty of fun-filled family activities–and a few date night ideas–going on throughout the month. Mark your […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to February 2019

February has a bad rap for being cold and boring. But it’s just not true (well, I guess the cold part is true). There are a lot of February events in Des Moines going on for families⏤and a few events just for mom. We are hosting a Mom’s Night Out event on Feb. 28 at […]

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Des Moines January Events

Des Moines Moms Guide to January 2019

Happy New Year! Resolve to get the kids out and explore the metro. From dinosaur events to princess parties, there’s so much to fun to be had through the winter. If you look closely, you'll see we even threw in a few ideas for your next grown-up night out!  Kids need to burn off some [...]
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December Event Guide

Des Moines Moms Guide to December 2018

Ho Ho Ho… Happy Holidays! ‘Tis the season for twinkly lights and lots of family fun. Check out our guide for festive celebrations and winter break boredom busters. Psst… If you’re looking for Santa Claus, we have the inside scoop on when and where to find the big man in red in our Where to […]

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sky glider at Iowa State Fair

An Iowa State Fair Day Trip Itinerary

The Iowa State Fair opens today! It’s become a tradition for our family to head to the fairgrounds for a full day of multi-generational family fun. The Iowa State Fair started in 1854 and is one of the most recognized and famous state fairs in the United States. On average over one million people visit […]

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