Des Moines Mom recognizes that moms wear a lot of hats. You are a mom, wife, friend, diaper changer, nose wiper, meal planner, lost toy finder, the list goes on and on! This summer we are thrilled to feature some...
Now, I would never describe myself as a Scrooge by any means, but whenever I hear a Christmas song come on this time of year with the lyrics, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” I think to...
I know more about blood than I ever wanted to know. I’m not a hematologist, oncology nurse, or even a person who likes to read nonfiction. What I am, however, is a mother of a child who used more...
I have two daughters. Both have reached milestones that have evoked many emotions. For instance, learning to walk, turning a year old, going to their first day of kindergarten, and many others. As parents, we celebrate these events, while...
As we close out 2020 and plan for the future of Des Moines Mom, we want to find out more about you, our readers! Our goal is to bring Des Moines moms the best resources, events, guides, giveaways, and information...
Every season of motherhood has its challenges. Whether your kids are little or they’re ready to fly the coop, the demands of parenting can leave you exhausted, overwhelmed, and doubting yourself. But no matter what issues you’re currently facing as...
I will be the first to say that I don't spend a lot of time cooking in the kitchen cooking. Most of the cooking in our house is done by my husband. And when I do cook, it is usually...
A couple of months ago I sat propped up against my bed pillows. I was scrolling Zillow for fun. My husband and I were close to lights out when I came across a unique home. Handing the phone to...
I was having a discussion with a friend the other day. She is about 20 years younger than me, smart, funny, ambitious, beautiful, and kind. The conversation gravitated to her likely engagement and eventual wedding. Of course, that conversation...
February 20, 2020, is national “love your pet day!” A “pet” is defined as a “domestic or tamed animal kept for companionship or pleasure” but for our family, our Black Lab Dakota exceeds the job of companionship and goes beyond...

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