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2019: Your Daily Guide to Farmers’ Markets in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Now that spring is here and summer is fast approaching, the local farmers’ markets are setting up their tents and filling their stands with fresh foods harvested nearby. Visiting a farmers’ market is a great way to teach your kids about good nutrition and developing healthy eating habits. Many of the farmers markets here in the Metro provide fun family friendly activities to enjoy as well. Here’s your daily guide of local farmers markets to explore this season in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2019: Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, 2019, and mothers everywhere (is it fair to say especially in DSM?) deserve to have a great weekend! From enjoying brunch out, to taking a stroll through a local park or garden to finding a great gift, we’ve come up with some great ideas for how to enjoy a fun-filled and budget-friendly Mother’s Day with (or without;) the kids. Continue Reading…

Hobby Shops 4 Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

Today’s kids have a tendency to be glued to their gadgets. Therefore, it becomes more necessary to encourage them to pick up a hobby which may give them an exposure to new things and provide a suitable outlet to spike their creativity and interests.

Old-fashioned hobby shops are seemingly an endangered species. But they’re not dead yet. Thanks to the popularity of the maker movement, hobby shops are enjoying a resurgence as kids (and grown-ups) look for fun, hands-on projects. Continue Reading…

11.02.18 Greenland Homes is “Building” Support for Children’s Cancer Connection – dsm4kids.com

Sponsored by Greenland Homes

Nearly 15,780 kids are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year. Cancer can shatter your world and leave children and families feeling like they are all alone. Knowing your child has a scary battle ahead of them is heart wrenching. It can leave you hiding your fear and broken heart while wearing a brave face for your little fighter. For children and parents traveling down this dark road, there’s a light to help guide and support them. That light is the Children’s Cancer Connection. Continue Reading…

2018: Holiday Craft Fairs and Markets in and around Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Shopping for the perfect gift can be one of the most dreaded tasks to accomplish over the holidays, especially with the kids in tow. It doesn’t have to be though. We’ve rounded up some of the top craft fairs and holiday markets in the Des Moines area. An added bonus is that these venues feature one of a kind gifts, the kind you can’t find at the mall. And, if you have some ‘difficult to please’ individuals on your shopping list, this gives you the chance to wow them with a unique holiday find. Happy shopping! Continue Reading…

2018 Fall Arts & Craft Shows in Des Moinesn - dsm4kids.com

Over the last year, my crafty 10-year-old daughter and I have enjoyed checking out local arts and crafts fairs and shows.  It’s a great way to find some unique gifts, but it’s also fun to visit with the artists and learn more about their creations. I also find that it inspires us to go home and try to create our own works of art.  If you’re looking for something fun to do this fall, or are on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind gift, check out these craft shows happening in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

How to Prepare for Your Family Photo Shoot – dsm4kids.com

By Cherrie’ Photography

Spring and summer is a great time of year to have family photos taken. Mother Nature provides the lush blooming outdoor background and natural light, and your photographer has the keen eye to take advantage of it. But, now you keep asking yourself questions (in a panicky voice): What will everyone wear? How will I get the kids to behave? What if the baby won’t stop drooling? No need to panic. Professional photographer Samantha Davidson of Cherrie’ Photography has four tips for getting the most out of your family photo shoot experience, panic-free. Continue Reading…

2018 Shop Local & Fresh: A Guide to Farmers’ Markets and Farm Stands in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Find a list of 2019 Farmers’ Markets here.

Family trips to the local farmers’ market or farm stand are the best. There’s just nothing that quite compares to walking past stands stocked with colorful produce and local treasures and knowing that whatever you bring home is going to be fresh, seasonal, and bursting with flavor. It’s also a great way to encourage healthy eating with your kids. Continue Reading…

2018 Mother’s Day in Des Moines Guide

Find the 2019 Mother’s Day Guide here.

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…

Where to Find Cute & Unique Valentine’s Day Cards in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Ready to make Valentine’s Day extra happy? We’ve rounded up a darn cute selection of Valentine’s cards that are the perfect way to say “I heart you.” Mail them to out-of-state loved ones, hand them out to classroom pals, or play cupid and deliver them around the neighborhood! From DIY cards to ones with vintage flair and more, read on to find out where you can find cute and unique Valentine’s Day Cards in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Des Moines Experiences That Make Great Holiday Gifts 4 Kids – dsm4kids.com

While kids love unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning, sometimes that initial rush and feeling of elation is fleeting.  If you’re looking for something more long-lasting, consider giving an “experience” gift this year.  After all, the memories you make with an experience gift will last a lifetime.  Read on for ideas about Des Moines experiences that make great holiday gifts for kids. Continue Reading…

dsm4kids 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – dsm4kids.com

This holiday season, I’ve been keeping my eye out for fun unique local products, to help you find the perfect gifts for your family and friends. There are so many small businesses (storefront and on-line) in Des Moines, that it makes it easy to shop local. From toys that spark creativity to special hand-made items, you’ll find just what you need in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.  Continue Reading…