Maria Hoey

A native of Iowa, Maria moved to Los Angeles ten years ago. It's there that she met and married her husband, Brian. Maria has 2 boys who make her world go round and round and round and round... She recently moved back to Iowa and is settling in West Des Moines. She also is a co-host on a hilarious podcast - They See Me Mommin'. When she isn't doing all things "mom" Maria enjoys reading, writing, baking, eating, and LAUGHING!
Green Iowa road sign. Living in Iowa. Des Moines Mom

10 Reasons Why This Cali Girl Loves Living In Iowa

My family recently relocated from California to Iowa. And almost every time we have to do something and show our IDs people gasp and say, "Why in the world would you move from California...
hand holding apple tv remote. 101 shows to binge right now

101 Shows to Binge Right Now

Yes, I found 101 shows to binge right now.  Let me introduce myself, hello, my name is Maria and I love television. No joke, I am somewhat, or a lot, obsessed with a good TV...
mom holding child. nothing is unfigureoutable

Nothing Is Unfigureoutable

I have a very wise friend who is always giving me great advice. Especially when it comes to parenting. The other day we were talking about fears and how we try to help our...
Mom and child looking over water. the golden years

The Golden Years

I remember when I first became a mom and was drowning in tiredness and confusion, I saw a mom talking about how wonderful life was now that her children were "of a certain age"....
3 ways to slow down and simplify

3 Ways To Slow Down And Simplify

Every year I think I am going to slow down and simplify. I have even purchased Emily Ley's book about simplifying my life. I did, in fact, read it - but I still feel...
3 chicken pot pie hacks

3 Chicken Pot Pie Hacks

The weather is getting a little chillier and that means Chicken Pot Pie! My friends and I had all been talking about making chicken pot pie and I couldn't help but make some myself...
my top 10 favorite podcasts

My Top 10 Favorite Podcasts

Do you listen to podcasts? I mean, if 2020 taught us anything is that moms love memes and murder podcasts, am I right?! There is literally a podcast out there for almost every single niche...
Meet Maria

Meet Maria Hoey

Heyoooo! I'm Maria and I am excited to be joining the Des Moines Mom team! I have a confession, I just moved here from Orange County, CA. AND I used to own OC Mom...