Submit a story or photo to

Submit a Story or Photo

We’d love to hear from you!  We’re always looking for story ideas that will provide information to our busy families in the Des Moines area.   And we’d love to promote and highlight locally owned businesses.  If you’re interested in sharing your own photos or personal stories with us, following are the categories from which we are seeking submissions.

Local Sites and Attractions

Are you an adventurous family, that’s out and about on a regular basis?  Share your favorite “hidden gem” – either kid-friendly event, local park, indoor playgrounds, theater, etc. with photos.


Have you been to a surprisingly kid-friendly restaurant? One that had more than hot dogs and chicken fingers on the menu and went out of the way to make you feel welcome? Send us a photo of the menu, kid’s entrée or restaurant.

Celebrations & Birthday Parties

Are you a die-hard party planner?  Send us your real party descriptions and photos to feature on the site.  Ideally, we’re looking for theme ideas,invitation inspiration,festive foods and cakes, creative favors and party location ideas.

Kids Rooms & Organization

Do you (or someone you know) have an interesting kids room, playroom or nursery- i.e flea market chic, mini modern or a cute theme? We would love to consider it for a feature on dsm4kids.

Tweens and Teens

Are you a teen or tween that enjoys writing and sharing about things to do in your hometown?  Do you know a teen or tween that is doing great things?  We would love to highlight stories written by teens and tweens and about them making a difference in this great city of ours.

Have a different idea not covered on this list? Send it in anyway!


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