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!
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10 Packing Tips for Traveling With Kids

It’s May and for a lot of us that means exciting travel plans with the family!  Whether it’s a quick road trip or a bigger adventure, here are 10 packing tips to make traveling with...
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We Love West Des Moines: A Guide to Des Moines Neighborhoods

West Des Moines is located at the crossroads of Interstates 35 and 80. With easy access to I-235 and 80/35, its convenient location makes it a great location wherever you may work or play.
6 Reasons to Love 6 Year Olds

6 Reasons to Love 6 Year Olds

Sophia is officially in the “big kids” club. Her chubby baby cheeks have diminished and her arms and legs are taking on that awkward, gangly stage most kids endure during their school-aged years. As...
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Spring Fashion: Kid’s Edition

It’s MARCH! That means warmer weather (most days) and for most of you mamas, cleaning winter clothes out of your kids' closets and replacing it with spring gear! If you’re like me, this chore may...
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Self Care and Mental Health Awareness

As moms we may feel like we are constantly pouring from an empty cup. We are stretched thin and sometimes feel as though we are being pulled in a hundred different directions. It's easy...
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A Letter To My Husband

Dear Husband, This stage of life we're in, it's hard huh?! It can be exhausting and sometimes we argue about decisions, specifically- parenting ones. At the end of the day, we both collapse on the couch...

Family-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide + an Erin Condren Giveaway!

Some of you may have already conquered your list and are done shopping, but for those who are doing a little last minute shopping- here are a few ideas for everybody in your family!

How I Get My Picky Eater to Eat (I don’t!)

Do you have a picky eater? Does your kid refuse to touch anything green? Or does she only eat one or two things? Google “How can I get my picky eater to eat more?” and...

Never Would I Ever.. Things I Said Before I Had Kids

Before kids, I thought I was the best mom ever. I wasn't a mom yet, but I had all sorts of ideas and judgements about how it should be done. Now I can't help but...
5 Ways to Cope with Strong Emotions | Des Moines Moms Blog

5 Ways to Cope with Strong Emotions

In my job as a therapist, I work with individuals to help them develop healthy coping skills to deal with life stressors and strong emotions. The past month, I have had to put my...