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 way to provide structure and...
Des Moines Mom recognizes that moms wear a lot of hats. You are a mom, wife, friend, diaper changer, nose wiper, meal planner, lost toy finder, the list goes on and on! This summer we are thrilled to feature some...
We all scream for ice cream! And there is no shortage of amazing scoop shops around town to enjoy. From seasonal shops to year-round, funky flavors to classic soft serve, try them all. Here's a roundup of some great places...
Every mom deserves to look as 'dashing' as she feels, and that's exactly what Darya Hansen, DNP, offers at her one-of-a-kind medspa suite, DASH Aesthetics. Dr. Darya Hansen is not just a professional injector; she's also a mom of two...
Rising interest rates may deter homebuyers from looking for a new home. As a result, the home equity line of credit (HELOC) is becoming a more popular loan product that appeals to existing homeowners.  “Using the equity in your home...
    National Donut Day is June 2, 2023. Where will YOU celebrate? Donuts are always a win! Loved by kids and adults alike, good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert. Birthdays, showers, and other celebrations can be donut-themed and even...
Arrow Academy of Music offers piano lessons for kids of all ages, providing a fun atmosphere derived from both traditional skill-building techniques and interactive games to keep kids engaged in music and develop a passion for it! Piano Lessons Choosing a...
Mediation in family law cases is now required in most Iowa counties. It occurs in many different types of matters and the style of mediation often varies based upon the type of situation, individual mediator, regional norms, and other...
For more than 100 years The Des Moines Playhouse has presented shows for families. The Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at The Playhouse is a great way for kids to see the books they’re reading come to life on stage. How...
Who doesn’t love a good local bookstore? The scent of a bookstore alone is heaven. Seriously, the smell of books in one space can cure all sorts of anxiety. You don’t even need to read a book to get...

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What I Love About Summer in Des Moines

There are so many different reasons our family loves summer in Des Moines. From activities for kids and date nights, to mom’s nights out,...