Christy McCollough

Christy is a Jesus loving, classical homeschooling, book reading, Paleo cooking, foster parenting, dark chocolate eating mother to four amazing children ages seven and under. She and her husband, Tim, live in Ames and dream of travelling the world as a family someday. Besides managing the household and homeschooling the kids, Christy works part-time as a physical therapist at Iowa State University.

When Every Day Starts to Feel the Same

The longer I parent, the more I realize how strongly kids thrive within a regular routine. No wonder so many of us have building anxiety when the summer months hit. Though summertime is wonderful,...
To Train Up a Child: A DMMB Series on Motherhood's Toughest Topics

To Train or Not to Train: Not Even a Question

This post is part 1 of 5 in the series To Train Up a Child. This week we’re talking all things “child training” here at Des Moines Moms Blog! Depending on your personality type, this...
Hy-Vee Aisles Online: Making MY Life Easier, Healthier, Happier

Hy-Vee Aisles Online: Making MY Life Easier, Healthier, Happier

Two words for all the busy moms reading this blog: Grocery delivery. The end. Wait, you want me to write more about that? How many words do I have? Because I cannot say enough good things about...
Tiny Onezzz Consulting: Infant and Toddler Sleep Solutions

My Experience With Tiny Onezzz Consulting

Do you have a child that fights you on sleep? Baby won't nap? Toddler waking frequently at night? Read all the books but nothing seems to "fit" your child, and your family? It might...
How I Became a Mother: A Birth Stories Series

How I Became a Mother: PPD and Me

This post is part 4 of 6 in the series How I Became a Mother. In keeping with the theme of "How I Became a Mother" this month, I thought it a fitting time for...
Feeling Stufficated?

Feeling Stufficated?

It’s that time of year. The weather is warming up, and windows can finally be opened again so the house can breathe out the stale air of winter and in the scent of spring. Do you...
Destination: Omaha

Destination: Omaha + Giveaway

This post is part 1 of 5 in the series Quick Trips from Des Moines. Are you tired of looking at the insides of your walls? Sick of driving the same slushy roads, past the...