Andrea Cooley

Andrea is a Jesus-following, coffee-drinking, book-loving single mom to 3 amazing kids. She is a work-at-home single mom to 3 incredible kids, ages 5, 7, 9. Amazingly they are all in school, but still keep her on her toes. You can find her in coffee shops around Des Moines drinking lattes and typing away on her laptop.
Des Moines Area Pumpkin Patch and Orchard Guide | Des Moines Moms Blog

Des Moines Area Pumpkin Patch and Orchard Guide

Fall is a magical time of year. The air is crisp. The leaves are turning. And pumpkins and apples are ripe for picking! Here are some of our favorite orchards and pumpkin patches in...
Just Dance: Have a Toddler Dance Party | Des Moines Moms Blog

Just Dance: Have a Toddler Dance Party

Have you ever had one of those days when your kids won't stop crying and nothing you do can make them stop whining or hanging onto you? Sometimes the best way to get out...

Newborn Mom Must-Haves

  There’s nothing like the feeling of holding your newborn babe in your arms for the first time. After weeks and months of feeling his kicks and turns and wiggles and hiccups in your womb,...
Third Trimester Must-Haves | Des Moines Moms Blog

Third Trimester Must-Haves

By the time you make it to the third trimester of pregnancy, there are behaviors, some more pleasant than others, that come to be expected. Trying to waddle walk anywhere, even if it's just across...
7 Fun Summer Dates around Des Moines | Des Moines Moms Blog

7 Fun Summer Dates around Des Moines

The more kids we have, date nights when we actually get a babysitter and get out of the house are fewer and farther between. But I know how important they are both for my...

Dreams for My Daughter

This post is part 6 of 7 in the series Sugar and Spice & Everything Daughters. I have two boys, ages 3 ½ and 20 months, and we are adding a girl to the mix...
Why I Love Osteopathic Manual Treatment | Des Moines Moms Blog

Why I Love Osteopathic Manual Treatment

I am twenty-some weeks pregnant, and even though I’m starting to feel big and awkward, I know I still have a long way to go before meeting this baby (it’s a girl!). Pregnancy does crazy...
5 Tips for Surviving Your First Trimester | Des Moines Moms Blog

5 Tips for Surviving Your First Trimester

The first few weeks after you find out you’re pregnant are a little surreal. Nothing really changed, even though you know there is a little life forming in your womb. For me, it was...
3 Things I'm Learning from My Toddler | Des Moines Moms Blog

3 Things I’m Learning from My Toddler

Life with a toddler is never boring. It certainly isn’t easy, but it’s always interesting. Our days are spent looking out the window for squirrels, having pretend picnics in under the table, and turning diaper...
Meet Andrea Cooley | Des Moines Moms Blog

Meet Andrea Cooley

Hi! I'm thrilled to join the other amazing moms writing for Des Moines Moms Blog. I've learned a lot in my 3 plus years of being a mom, but one of the biggest things...