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How to Survive Winter with Little Ones

How to Survive Winter with Little Ones

By Natalie Maughan So, the holidays are now behind us. The kids played with their Christmas toys for a week...

Winter 2020: Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Des Moines Kids

Winter 2020: Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Des Moines Kids

No matter what your stance on Valentine’s Day is as an adult, from a child’s perspective, the day can be...

Winter 2020: Must-See Stage Performances in Des Moines for Tweens and Teens

Winter 2020: Must-See Stage Performances in Des Moines for Tweens and Teens

If you’re looking for a show to take your tween or teen to this season, there is a wide variety...

Winter 2020: Indoor Play Spaces in the Des Moines Area

Winter 2020: Indoor Play Spaces in the Des Moines Area

So, what is a parent to do when they find their kids bouncing off the walls this winter? Head to...

Winter 2020: Des Moines Area Valentine Dances for Kids and Families

Winter 2020: Des Moines Area Valentine Dances for Kids and Families

Hearts, flowers, chocolates…it’s almost time for Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day Dances! Not only is this a wonderful time to...

Winter 2020:  Story Times for DSM Kids

Winter 2020: Story Times for DSM Kids

Story times are a great FREE or inexpensive activity. Especially during the winter months, a good story time is just...

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Winter 2020: Snow Shoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Snow Tubing and Ice Fishing in Des Moines

Winter 2020: Snow Shoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Snow Tubing and Ice Fishing in Des Moines

Winter is a wonderful season for outdoor fun. A winter sport is a great way to get the kids outside, shake...

Winter 2020: Where to go Ice Skating in the Des Moines Area

Winter 2020: Where to go Ice Skating in the Des Moines Area

It’s tough to think of a more traditional outdoor winter activity to do with the family than ice skating. Getting...

Winter 2020: The Best Sledding Hills in the Des Moines Area

Winter 2020: The Best Sledding Hills in the Des Moines Area

The best thing about a snow day is, of course, sledding! Once, it snows, hit one of these neighborhood hills...

How to Teach Kids the Value of a Dollar

How to Teach Kids the Value of a Dollar

By Natalie Maughan How many parents struggle with the incessant question of, “Can I get that?” or “Well, everyone else...

Des Moines Kid n’ Play List: January 2020

Des Moines Kid n’ Play List: January 2020

The holidays may be (almost) over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to be. January in Des Moines brings an...

A Few Things Des Moines Families Can Look Forward to in 2020

A Few Things Des Moines Families Can Look Forward to in 2020

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost here—but we’re excited to see all the new things Des Moines families...