Des Moines Parent is an online community 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
  • Des Moines Outdoor Fun is now a part of Des Moines Parent. Follow along for all things outdoors.
  • 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 Owner Erin Huiatt

In April of 2015, Erin Huiatt, mother of two and wife to Travis, purchased Des Moines Parent from the previous owner Thomas Brogan. She wanted to continue to grow and add to this awesome resource for central Iowa parents.

Erin is also a Certified Postpartum Doula and enjoys supporting moms after birth. She operates Midwest Mom & Wife which shares her passions about birth, breastfeeding, babywearing, has published a book focused on postpartum, co-hosts a monthly postpartum support group and more.

She sits on the board for the Des Moines Children’s Museum and FemCity Des Moines and is a reliable resource and stepping stone for parents to find support and make connections within her community and beyond.

Learn more about Erin and her journey in Des Moines in these features.

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