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The Magic of Big Kids

I remember laying in the hospital shortly after the birth of my firstborn and hearing so many people telling me to “really soak it...
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What to Expect at Iowa State Historical Building

Have you been to the Iowa State Historical Building in Des Moines' East Village? If not, add it to your list of places to...
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Things to do in Des Moines Over Spring Break

Are you spending spring break in Des Moines? Our family is! We have a growing list of things to do over break and wanted...

Guide to Kids Eat Free in Des Moines

What Des Moines restaurants offer Kids Eat Free nights? When? Where? We’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a list of restaurants with Kids...
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Retirement – It’s Never Too Early To Start Saving

The idea of retirement seems pretty abstract while parenting young children. Many families don’t even know where to begin when it comes to setting...
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Des Moines Indoor Play Guide

Tired of being stuck inside with your kids? There are plenty of places to play inside in Des Moines. Check out our guide to the best places to play indoors.
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5 Indoor Photo Spots in Des Moines

It’s that time of year when nobody wants to be outside for very long. It’s also a time of year when families and photographers...
READER SURVEY

Des Moines Mom Survey + Giveaway!

As we plan for the future of Des Moines Mom, we want to find out more about you, our readers! Our goal is to bring...

Spring Break in Des Moines

Staying in Des Moines for Spring Break? Des Moines has plenty of options to help your kids run off all that energy or for you to connect as a family.

Des Moines Summer Camps

Don't miss our Des Moines Summer Camp Guide for 2022! Fun activities for all kids for all ages and interests here in Des Moines!

Fish Fries in Des Moines 2024

It's fish fry time! Lenten Fridays begin on February 16 and run through March 22. Though associated with the Christian time of prayer and fasting before...

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Des Moines WEATHER

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Spring Break in Des Moines

Staying in Des Moines for Spring Break? Des Moines has plenty of options to help your kids run off all that energy or for you to connect as a family.

A Parent’s Ode to the Cardboard Box

Imagine your family has been forced indoors (think snow day or hot summer day). Your child walks up to you while you’re focused on...

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