Des Moines Parent is an online community and free monthly magazine for central Iowa parents. We provide tips, ideas, events, activities, and suggestions to get fellow parents through the day. Our target audience includes families with children of all ages. We also include fun date night ideas too!

We offer several different methods to keep families in the know.

  • Free event calendar
  • Free app available for Android and iPhone devices.
  • Travel reviews
  • Weekly email newsletter. This is the BEST way to keep track of what fun is going on in central Iowa weekly.
  • Date night ideas, because mom + dad needs a night out too.
  • Seasonal ultimate guides. This is the place to look each season for special holiday ideas, indoor/outdoor activities, camps and more.

About Des Moines Parent

Des Moines Parent was created by father Thomas Brogan in March of 2013.  He created it to offer parenting support and to help other parents find things to do in central Iowa.

In April of 2015, Erin Huiatt purchased Des Moines Parent from Thomas. She wanted to continue growing and adding to this awesome resource for central Iowa parents. She is a mother of two children and wife to Travis. Erin is also a Certified Postpartum Doula and enjoys preparing moms for after birth and supporting moms after birth. She operates Midwest Mom & Wife which shares her passions about birth, breastfeeding, babywearing, natural parenting and more.

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for parents and families to find support and make connections within her community and beyond.

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