Content Coordinator Megan doesn’t really fall into any one mom category. With three kids from ages 5 to 12, she’s been a working mom and a stay-at-home mom. She’s breastfed and bottle-fed. She’s kept kids on strict sleeping schedules in their own beds and also embraced the benefits of co-sleeping. She’s a big believer in finding what works for you and your kiddo (and it’s often different for each kid). Megan is an Iowa native and lives in Ankeny with her husband Darren. They love to travel and are often planning their next road trip (even it’s a year away). They also enjoy entertaining and are famous among their friends for throwing big bashes to celebrate the Olympic Games. But her everyday life is mostly comprised of playdates, trips to the park, and trying to stay ahead of the never-ending laundry pile.    

Des Moines Moms Guide to February 2019

February has a bad rap for being cold and boring. But it's just not true (well, I guess the cold part is true). There are a lot of February events in Des Moines going...
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Why I Say Yes to My Kids as Often As I Can

While prepping for Christmas a couple years ago my daughter asked if we could dye eggs. I scrunched my eyebrows in confusion and began to explain that dying eggs was an Easter tradition. Looking...
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Des Moines Moms Guide to January 2019

Happy New Year! Resolve to get the kids out and explore the metro. From dinosaur events to princess parties, there’s so much to fun to be had through the winter. If you look closely,...

Des Moines Moms Guide to December 2018

Ho Ho Ho... Happy Holidays! 'Tis the season for twinkly lights and lots of family fun. Check out our guide for festive celebrations and winter break boredom busters. Psst... If you're looking for Santa Claus,...
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Des Moines Moms Guide to November 2018

Whooosh! Hold on to your hats, here comes the busiest time of the year. We’ve got lots of ideas to keep kids busy before the holidays hit and even more ways to help you...

Lake Okoboji Family Vacation

Growing up in northwest Iowa, my husband and I both spent many summers at Lake Okoboji with our families. It holds a special place in our hearts, but we realized we hadn’t been back...