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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…

Create a Box Full of Local Adventures for Your Des Moines Kids - dsm4kids.com

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the look out for clever gift ideas that are NOT toys or “stuff”.  So, last year when I stumbled upon the idea of an “Adventure Box” mentioned in a Facebook post, I fell in love with the concept!  Of course, when I set out to find said FB post to write this article, I can’t seem to track it down, so to the best of my ability I will try to relay the basics of the concept to you.  If you’re looking for an “in-the-box” gift idea to give your kids this Christmas read on. 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…

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…

5 Great Gift Ideas to Celebrate Grandparents Day in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Those of us lucky enough to have parents nearby count on them for so much: reliable (and free) babysitting, parenting advice (requested or not) and lots and lots of grandchild spoiling. They are cherished members of our family who unfortunately don’t always get the thanks they deserve. Grandparents Day, which is on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 is a great opportunity to show them a little appreciation.  Here are five fun and easy ways to say, “Happy Grandparent’s Day,” to the matriarchs and patriarchs of your clan. Continue Reading…