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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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It’s Time to Take Back Summer

Moms, it is time to take back summer! In the past, our family has always tried to do summer camps, take vacations, plan home improvement projects, and create epic summer memories. I have felt guilty if I don’t have an activity planned every day. Summer break continued to get busier and busier and eventually, it […]

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Guide to Des Moines Farmers Markets and Farmers Market Tips for Families

Des Moines boasts a bounty of farmers markets that feature local produce, freshly-picked flowers, Iowa-raised meats, handmade art, farm-fresh eggs and cheese, and fresh-from-the-oven baked goods. Our Des Moines Area Farmers Market Guide is divided by day of the week, featuring farmers markets in Des Moines and local suburbs. No matter where your summer schedules […]

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Science Center of Iowa: Family STEM Institute

The Science Center of Iowa is offering a new program for families who want to help their kids get a head start on STEM learning. Family STEM Institute classes are led by early childhood experts from the SCI Preschool. These educators understand children’s natural inclination to explore and are experts at informal learning. Classes focus […]

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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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