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...
Holidays can be difficult for a single mom to navigate for a multitude of reasons. Some of these difficulties may have to do with the fact that they are not used to spending the holidays without their kids, or...
Moms can be hard to shop for, so we asked our team what they want for Mother's Day. The best part? Everything on the list is from local businesses. It's a win-win! You have our permission to send this...
We’ve all seen her. I mean, really? Cheetos in her son’s lunch? And, why is her kid wearing that for school pictures? Hello, my name is Brittney, and I am that mom. My gas tank is always near empty, I’m a...
SOLD OUT-Join us Monday May 17 at Canoyer Garden Center in Grimes for a DIY Planting Event Join us for You Grow Girl, a night assembling a custom, outdoor planter, enjoying a drink from Whimsical Wine Trailer, and shopping with...
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,...
mom tribe

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...

In + Around Des Moines

Jenn O’Neal: PepperHarrow Farm

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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...

Amy Hilmes, Happy DSM