Andrea Cooley

Andrea Cooley
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Andrea is a Jesus-following, coffee-drinking, book-loving single mom to 3 amazing kids. She is a work at home mom who spends her days reading books about trucks and trains and building forts out of couch cushions with 4-year-old Emerson and 2-year-old Foster while shielding baby sister Harlow from flying toys. You can find her in coffee shops around Des Moines drinking lattes and typing away on her laptop.

What Moms Really Want: 10 Mother’s Day Gifts

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Moms can be hard to shop for, so we asked our team what they want for Mother's Day. The best part? Everything on the list is from local businesses. It's a win-win! You have...

Small Business Resiliency: Fusion Boutique

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As a local small business that works with other small businesses, Des Moines Mom knows first hand how hard the last year has been. Through a pandemic, reduced operating hours, restrictions, and more, we...
becky pospisal

Small Business Resiliency: The Knotty Nail

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As a local small business that works with other small businesses, Des Moines Mom knows first hand how hard the last year has been. Through a pandemic, reduced operating hours, restrictions, and more, we...
AR Workshop

Small Business Resiliency: AR Workshop

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As a local small business that works with other small businesses, Des Moines Mom knows first hand how hard the last year has been. Through a pandemic, reduced operating hours, restrictions, and more, we...
swimming lessons

5 Reasons I Love Goldfish Swim School

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Everyone loves swim nights at Goldfish Swim School. The kids love that they get to swim even when it’s cold outside and I love that all three kids get lessons at the same time!  My...
black history

5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

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I am a white mom, living in a predominately white city, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't care about Black History Month.  Black History Month (also known as African American History Month) is an annual...
galentine

5 Reasons Moms Should Celebrate Galentine’s Day

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Move over Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, February 13, is what we're excited about this year!  It's a day dedicated to ladies celebrating ladies. This year, take time to tell your besties how much they mean...
guide to winter in des moines

Guide to Winter Fun in Des Moines

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Living in Iowa, we can't escape winter. The months of January, February, and even March can drag on, feeling like an endless repeat of cold, dreary days. Why not embrace the season this year?...

Top 10 posts of 2020 The Best of Des Moines Mom

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I think we can all agree 2020 has been a year we will never forget. The beginning of the year was full of so much hope for a new decade. Then COVID hit and it...
divorce

4 Ways to Encourage Your Girlfriend Who’s Going Through a Divorce

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I cannot imagine living through my divorce without my tribe of girlfriends walking beside me. Nothing can prepare you for the hurt and devastation of going through a divorce. People who say they had an...