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9 Kid-Friendly Spring Day Trip Ideas for DSM Families – dsm4kids.com

By the time it’s spring, my family has reached its limits of winter-induced stir-craziness, especially after this winter.  Despite all that our fair city has to offer, we feel the need to get away from Des Moines, even if it’s just for a day. Having this list of 9 spring-inspired day trips at our fingertips gives us something to look forward to, especially with spring break on the horizon. From biking to visiting museums to smelling the blooms to strolling college campuses, there is something on this list for everyone.

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Sweetn’ up Mardi Gras in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Mardi Gras literally means “Fat Tuesday” in French. The idea behind Mardi Gras celebrations is that people overindulge before giving up something for Lent, which begins the following day with Ash Wednesday. This year Fat Tuesday falls on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.  To make the celebration a little sweeter, we decided to gather up a few New Orleans inspired desserts, offered at local restaurants in Des Moines, that are just what you need to get in the spirit of Fat Tuesday! Continue Reading…

Restaurants and Caterers that Serve Thanksgiving Dinner in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating with loved ones while savoring hearty fare. While that might involve sliding an extra leaf into the dining room table, it could also mean a quick jaunt to a local restaurant or caterer, where all the food prep is taken care of, and your only concern is lively conversation. Just be sure to call ahead to place your order or reserve a spot at a table. Continue Reading…

Chill Out at One of these 5 Great Ice Cream Places in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

This will be our fourth annual list of local ice cream shops in Des Moines! Each year I think we’re going to run out of new places to highlight and each year, much to my delight, new discoveries are made.  There are LOTS of places to get ice cream in Des Moines that are a step above the ordinary, everyday chain. You’ll find delicious ice cream that can be the highlight of your child’s day (or maybe even their whole summer!) Read on to find some of our favorite local ice cream experiences to cool down your Des Moines kid. Continue Reading…

2018 Pick-Your-Own Berry Farms in Central Iowa – dsm4kids.com

The abundance and availability of fresh food this time of the year is a real treat. Being able to pick our own fruits and veggies at local farms makes the bounty taste even sweeter. June is “strawberry month” and most local farms typically open for strawberry picking by the beginning of the month.  Due to the cool spring, the strawberry season may start a little later this year. Following in July blueberries, blackberries and raspberries should be on the vine and ready for picking. Continue Reading…

2018 Mother’s Day in Des Moines Guide

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 13th this year and Des Moines offers a wide-range of ways to celebrate the most important lady in your life. Treat Mom to a perfect day using our Mother’s Day in Des Moines ideas that range from events and brunch specials to great gifts. Is there a better way to show your mom how much you care, than to treat her to a day of fun?! Continue Reading…

Say Cheese! 5 Places to Enjoy Grilled Cheese in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Nothing beats a fantastic grilled cheese sandwich!  The handheld meal of golden, crisp bread paired with gooey cheese is a crowd pleaser that both kids and adults want to gobble up. It even has its own day!  In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, which is April 12, 2018, we rounded up five places where you can enjoy the kid friendly classic in Des Moines.  Our mouths are watering already… Continue Reading…

2017 Fun Things To Do After Opening Gifts on Christmas Day in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

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Wrapping paper is strewn everywhere, presents line the coffee table and the stockings are empty.  After all the planning and prep work, Christmas morning was a success. You’ve nestled into that perfect spot on the couch with your coffee, little faces meet your stare and although words are not spoken, you know what’s behind the look. It’s the dreaded question. “What now? Continue Reading…

Thanksgiving Takeout! 5 Places to Pre-Order your Turkey Day Meal in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

It’s Turkey time! Well, almost. Thanksgiving may be a day to bond with your family, but let’s face it: it’s also a heck of a lot of work, cooking and cleaning – with the kids running amok, of course. If the thought of playing host or hostess this holiday season stresses you out, why not call in some reinforcements and order a pre-made Thanksgiving meal that can be delivered or picked up? Sure, you could eat out – but if you’d rather stay home without the fuss of cooking, try ordering a homemade Thanksgiving meal from one of these local grocery stores or bbq joint in Des Moines. Continue Reading…