Des Moines Mom

Des Moines Mom is passionate about connecting Moms (and others) in Des Moines and central Iowa. We are your go-to source for finding fun activities, family resources, local events, and more!

7 Haunted Houses in Des Moines

Explore the scary side of Halloween, if you dare...  In the Des Moines metro, there are several options both indoors and out to enjoy being scared. Grab your older kids or book a babysitter for...
Des Moines Birthday Party guide

Des Moines Birthday Party Guide

We have updated our annual Des Moines Birthday Party Guide to be your go-to resource to help you plan the best birthday parties in Des Moines.

No-School Days are No Problem with The Little White Schoolhouse

Save your precious vacation days for a fun trip, and let The Little White Schoolhouse entertain your children on all those no-school days! The Little White Schoolhouse is an educational center founded by licensed...

Don’t Miss the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale, Sept 7-10

Just Between Friends helps families say “yes!” to everything they need for their growing kids. Just Between Friends (JBF) brings a community of moms and dads together twice a year for a huge pop-up sale of...

Corn Mazes in Central Iowa

Corn is plentiful here in Iowa and nothing says fall like a corn maze! Let the kids lead the way (and burn some energy) while enjoying a crisp fall afternoon amongst the corn. We've...
things to do in September in Des Moines

Things to Do in Des Moines in September 2023

Tag a butterfly. See a raptor up close. Study pond ecosystems. Learn about water conservation. Hike through a prairie. Indulge in a FREE s’more! This year at Grow Wild you can celebrate the natural...

What’s New in Des Moines this Fall 2023

Fall means so many things, cooler weather, changing leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and new places to go in and around Des Moines. Add “checking out a new business” to your fall bucket list today! 13...
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Fall Bucket List for Des Moines Families

Make family memories this fall with our ultimate fall bucket list. Check out more than 65 things to do in Des Moines this fall and make a list. Our Fall Bucket List was made with Des...
tips for back to school anxiety

Managing Back to School Anxiety

Des Moines Mom is committed to creating a safe space for ongoing conversations about mental health.  It's almost time for kids to go back to school. Moms may be counting down the days, but it's...

How to Set an Allowance for Your Kids + Printable Chore Chart

With back-to-school around the corner, many parents are thinking ahead to what new schedules and daily routines will look like in the fall. Establishing chores and an allowance within this time is a great...