One of my fears of being a “boy mom” was not being able to relate or have a good bond with my kids. I taught 5th grade for many years and I was worried my kids would be like many...
Our young women are trapped. Pretty and perfect like collector dolls perfectly preserved. They are positioned and posed in stillness, sliding up and down our news feed. Trapped behind glass the size of an iPhone 8. Their faces are...
I see you, first day of school. Looming in the second half of August, just hanging out. Waiting to be recognized by teachers, parents, and students. Some might have had this date circled since May, while others are still...
I have been dreading this for a while now. I’m honestly a little scared about it, and I don’t think I am ready. After all, I’m waaaaay too young, and teenagers are scary. Yep, that’s right, my oldest is about to...
Let me start off by saying that my title is misleading. I don't think preteens (or young teenagers, for that matter) should have any privacy online. None at all. Hear me out. I am a teacher, so I realize the digital world can...
Bedtime - Help Your Child Get Their Best Rest Back to school schedules are in full gear as we settle in to new routines. As parents, you know how important sleep is to growth and development for healthy kids. Here...
I have very strong feelings about summer camp. I think your child should go. My two kids vehemently agree with me. Here are some reasons why we love summer camps: Build Independence There comes a point in your child’s life when you need to...
“It’s just like riding a bike” is a phrase that’s supposed to mean something is easy to get back into after a long time away. But, if you’re a new enough mom to remember the pain of a birth...
This guide to Des Moines Summer Camps is a comprehensive guide to all summer camps in Des Moines.
This post is part 7 of 7 in the series Sugar and Spice & Everything Daughters. I didn’t appreciate my mom when I was growing up. I think that’s a pretty common fault of know-it-all 14-year-olds. At the time, I...

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Des Moines Mom recognizes that moms wear a lot of hats. You are a mom, wife, friend, diaper changer, nose wiper, meal planner, lost...