Betsy Hemesath

Betsy is a stay at home mom to two handsome, energetic boys and a sweet baby girl. Most days are spent chasing after little boys, reading books, and playing superheroes, but she loves spending any extra time she can painting, cooking, writing, listening to music or audiobooks, or being outside. After years of infertility and now as a mom through both adoption and IVF, Betsy loves connecting with, supporting, and advocating for those on their own personal journey with infertility or adoption. Follow her family’s story and connect with her on Instagram @betsydearnoone.

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. When my husband and I struggled with infertility, we decided to dive headfirst into adopting. I admit, though, that my knowledge was very limited. The end goal was simply...

6 Books We Love for Young Minds

One of my favorite ways to connect with children, open up conversations, and learn new things together is through reading. When I struggle to find words to explain something, I often turn to books....

7 Tips for Flying with Young Kids

My family recently flew to Florida for a trip that was canceled the year before due to Covid. Like us, it seems as though many families are starting to travel again. Traveling with three...

Breastfed and Formula Fed: One Mother’s Journey

My daughter will be one this month, and it brings me to tears to think our breastfeeding journey is slowly coming to an end. This year has been how most moms dream breastfeeding will...

14 Fun Driveway Activities for Toddlers

With three kids ages four and under, our days are filled with meals, bottles, naps, and repeating that schedule multiple times. Add in some laundry, and it feels like the day is gone before...

Infertility: Life Between Two Lines

One line. Your heart drops. You sink.One line. You pull the pregnancy test out of the trash and analyze it under every light. *squints* Could that be a second line? Evap line? Two lines....

Meet Betsy Hemesath

Hi fellow mamas! I am beyond honored and excited to join the Des Moines Mom team. Five years ago, writing was never something I thought I’d agree to, but it has become the best...
Dr. Seuss

Should We Celebrate Dr. Seuss?

After a month of learning about black history, schools across the country turn right around and spend the first week of March celebrating Dr. Seuss, a person who exhibited many racist-like tendencies, during Read...