Shay Scholtes

Shay is the wife to a self proclaimed IT nerd, mama to two daughters, Sophia-5 and Saidey-2. By day she is an addiction/mental health therapist and by night she is a blogger/writer at Three Gals and a Guy, reader, and binger of Netflix and reality TV. LIfe can get crazy busy, but she wouldn't have it any other way!

What I’m Loving Lately for Summer Fun

How is everyone holding up now that it's summer? With all this staying home business, I've had to be a little creative, and let's be honest social media has definitely inspired some late-night purchases...
mental health

Tips to Support Children’s Mental Health During a Pandemic

When all this started, my husband and I  talked to our daughters (ages 9 and 7) about what a pandemic means. We did it in an age-appropriate way, including the severity of it, but...

Supporting and Strengthening the Sibling Bond

Becoming a mother is one of the single most challenging, yet heartbreakingly rewarding things I've ever done. Watching my three children grow up together is a close second. There's nothing like your oldest snuggling and loving...
mental health

Managing Mental Health in Uncertain Times

During this extreme time of uncertainty and unchartered territory, I’m sure I’m not the only one whose overall worry and anxiety about the state of our country has increased. As moms especially, it's easy...
self love

7 Simple Ways to Practice Self Love

It's February and it's officially the month of L-O-V-E! Since having kids, I will admit my focus has shifted during this month to be all about the kids. And let's be honest, celebrating holidays DOES...
clean beauty products

Favorite Clean Beauty Products

Have you ever asked yourself how clean your beauty products are?  I am a self-admitted beauty product junkie. I love trying new products, so starting my journey to using cleaner products was super fun. Some of...
mom hacks

Mom Hacks to Make Life Easier

Mommin' ain't easy and it isn't for the faint of heart, that's for sure. As we are approaching the holiday season, I thought it would be fun to round up some of my favorite...

C-Section: A Birth Story

This editorial series, Stork Stories, is brought to you by Des Moines Moms Blog and MercyOne. All 8 original articles from the Stork Stories series can be found here. I was 23 when I found out I was...

Lessons from a Mom of 3

We've been a family of five now for almost 9 months now. I'm by no means an expert, but after three kids, I can confidently say we've learned a few things along the way!...
mom favorites

Currently Loving: My Favorite Things

Who else loves getting recommendations from other moms? This post has some VERY random things- but it’s a list of all the things I’ve been loving recently, as well as items I’ve been eyeing. I...