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7 Tips 4 Tailgating With Kids - dsm4kids.com

With football teams getting geared up, tailgating season is upon us. With kids in tow, tailgating looks a bit different than it did in our college days. But, that doesn’t mean it can’t be a fun family outing!  You can get into the spirit to cheer on your favorite team AND kick off a fun-filled day for the whole family. Here’s seven tips for tailgating with kids.  Continue Reading…

A Family Friendly Guide to College Football in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

I don’t know about you, but the cooler weather has me ready for some football. College football, that is.  College football is as much a part of fall in Iowa as raking leaves and picking out the perfect pumpkin. Des Moines area fans are fortunate to have six teams- within a (long) Hail Mary pass of the city limits. Here’s a look at the colleges and universities Des Moines families will be cheering for this football season. Continue Reading…

2017 Monarch Tagging Events in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Families can help catch and tag Monarch Butterflies preparing for their 2,000-mile journey to Mexico at educational events in the Des Moines area. The peak season for migration in Iowa is September 6th through September 20th. Tagging the Monarch is so important, because unfortunately, butterfly numbers are declining due to overuse of pesticides, habitat loss and climate change. So, tracking them is not just a fun activity but also contributes to a healthy environment. Continue Reading…

5 Ways to Hold on to Summer in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Is anyone else in denial that it’s August, back-to-school time, and summer is almost over? Just because we’re picking out school supplies and wrapping up summer camps, it doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to summer, right? There’s still plenty of things to do to keep us in a sunshine state of mind. Here are five ways to hold on to summer in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – August 2017 - dsm4kids.com

As the last few days of summer vacation melt away, you are probably looking for a few fun ways to make some lasting memories. Despite the August heat, there are plenty of events and activities to entertain your kiddos before they go back-to-school.  Here’s where your family can Kid n’ Play this August in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Back-To-School Survival Guide - dsm4kids.com

Transitions are never easy.  As a mom of two, I know firsthand that the new school year brings a mixed bag of excitement and anxiety.  Part of me is ready to get back on a schedule and not hear kids arguing for the fifth or sixth time today.  The other part of me loves summer and doesn’t really want it to come to an end.  To make the Back-To-School transition a little easier, it’s definitely a good idea to be prepared for it.  Here’s your survival guide to make the new school year go off without a hitch! Continue Reading…

2017 FREE Back-To-School Supplies and Fun Events in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

As we prepare for the 2017-18 school year, it would be awesome if every child in the Des Moines area was fully prepared when they return to school in the fall!!!  If you need assistance gathering your child’s school supplies or if they need a health screening, these events in the Des Moines metro area can help! If you’d like to lend a hand to students in need this school year, please contact one of the organizations listed below. Continue Reading…

Celebrating “The Great American Eclipse” in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

On August 21, 2017 we will get to experience a truly once-in-a-lifetime event. We are in the path of a solar eclipse, a dazzling celestial event when the shadow of the moon falls on the surface of the earth and is large enough to cover the sun. Unfortunately, a total solar eclipse will not be visible in Des Moines, but we will see a partial eclipse, which is still a spectacular sight.  Here are events happening in the Des Moines area and beyond celebrating “The Great American Eclipse”.  Continue Reading…

Tips 4 Keeping Your Kids Safe at the Iowa State Fair - dsm4kids.com

dsm4kids promotes several events and activities like the Iowa State Fair (August 10-20, 2017). Many of which are busy, crowded events with a lot of stimulation. The potential for getting separated from your child is real. This can make a family outing overwhelming and stressful for both parents and children. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few tips to help you keep your kids safe at the Iowa State Fair (or any large event or attraction).  Continue Reading…

An A to Z Guide to Iowa State Fair Foods - dsm4kids.com

It’s that time of year again! The Iowa State Fair has unveiled the new foods for this year’s fair. In addition to these newbies, you can also enjoy old favs. There’s always so much great food to eat at the Fair that it can be hard to know where to begin, so we’ve done the hard work for you. Loosen your belts…here’s your A to Z guide to trying foods at the Iowa State Fair. Continue Reading…