Des Moines Mom

Des Moines Mom
Des Moines Mom is passionate about connecting Moms (and others) in Des Moines and central Iowa. We are your go-to source for finding fun activities, family resources, local events, and more!

Is it Perimenopause or Am I Going Crazy?!

  Perimenopause is the time during which a woman’s body transitions to menopause. Women experiencing perimenopause, or “around menopause,” often show one or more related menopause symptoms. Symptoms and signs of menopause often start in...

15 of Our Favorite Des Moines Coffee Shops

Coffee! Loved by many, an absolute necessity for some. Des Moines is home to countless fantastic, locally-owned coffee shops. From shops using house-roasted coffee to those sourcing from a local roastery, a perfect cup...

Des Moines Consignment Sales this Spring

Kids grow like weeds, weeds that need clothes and stuff. Luckily, Des Moines has myriad consignment events and stores to help fill those closets. Or, maybe you are looking to get rid of some...
houseplant care

Houseplant Care 101

Houseplants have many benefits and can be very rewarding. They are known to relieve stress, improve air quality, create a more inviting atmosphere to your home and even provide a learning opportunity for the...
Des Moines Preschool

Des Moines Preschool and Early Childhood Education Guide

Looking for early education and preschool options for your child? Des Moines Moms Blog's Preschool and Early Childhood Education guide will help you find the right school for your family.
new des moines

New Places to Check Out in Des Moines

2021 is in full swing and with it comes new businesses to the Des Moines metro. Many new places to grab a bite to eat or drink have popped up along with new shops...
covid sports

COVID and Youth Sports: Is it Safe?

As Sars-CoV-2 (COVID-19) continues to be at the forefront of our attention, many parents are struggling with the decision of whether or not to let their child/children participate in winter/spring sports; is it safe? You...
mental health for moms

Mental Health and Motherhood: Mental Health Mondays

The mental burden for moms is heavy. We worry about our kids, we worry we aren't doing enough as moms, we worry about our relationships. Throw in a pandemic, school from home, economic instability,...
family law

Myths about Family Law from The Law Shop

People have a lot of misconceptions about family law. They make assumptions about divorce and child custody based on things they have heard that aren't true.  Common Family Law Myths Shared care means no child support False....
Testing and scheduling

MercyOne COVID-19 Testing Options and Online Scheduling

Ensuring patients have access to health care is a priority at MercyOne.  Recent innovations within their clinics provide patients access to COVID-19 testing and their primary care providers with ease of use through online...