Des Moines Mom wants to create a safe space for ongoing conversations about mental health. That is why we created this series, Mental Health and Motherhood. In this monthly series, we're going to be talking about mental health for ourselves,...
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I Found My Tribe

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In February 2018, I wrote my first blog post for the Des Moines Mom about not having a "tribe." I didn't have a group of friends to confide in, to talk "motherhood" with, to go out for drinks with,...

I Was a Young Mom

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I was a young mom at the age 21 of when I had my oldest son. With that came the perks of bouncing back quickly after birth, having plenty of energy regardless of those sleepless nights, and keeping up...
What to expect when you’re expecting? A global pandemic probably wasn’t high on that list. A lot of the things you’d envisioned for your pregnancy journey went right out the window, including large gatherings of your closest friends and...
Did you know February 22, 2021, is National Margarita Day? Just in case you don’t believe me, here is the official site for National Margarita Day. Not that I ever need an excuse for a margarita, but I feel...
Last time I went into a lingerie store to buy something sexy, I probably had a Blackberry in my purse and walked past a Twilight movie poster on my way to a Victoria’s Secret at the mall. Two kids and...
The mental burden for moms is heavy. We worry about our kids, we worry we aren't doing enough as moms, we worry about our relationships. Throw in a pandemic, school from home, economic instability, divisive politics, and racial unrest...
Move over Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, February 13, is what we're excited about this year!  It's a day dedicated to ladies celebrating ladies. This year, take time to tell your besties how much they mean to you, share some love...
We have the most exciting news to share with you- Galentine’s Boxes are now ON SALE! We have partnered with some incredible Des Moines companies, to bring a sweet box filled with goodies that are sure to make you feel...
Feeling stressed? Need an endorphin rush? You could go for a run. Or out for a great dinner (super likely, right now). Maybe you could wipe out Target’s chocolate stash. Or you could try my no-cost, pandemic-safe, minimal-time-required advice: read...

In + Around Des Moines

Water Safety Tips Could Save a Life

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May is National Water Safety Awareness Month. As we head to pool and beach season, it’s the perfect time for all families and caregivers...
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Virtual Summer Camps