Hey there, Mamas and families! I’m so excited to spend some time in your world with Des Moines Mom! I’ve been a fan of this team for a while and I love learning more about how other amazing parents succeed...
Do your kids have big emotions and struggle to calm themselves? Maybe it’s the enneagram 4 in me that believes all feelings are meant to be felt, but I think it’s important to teach children about emotions. They need...
It's almost time to turn the calendar page on 2022, but before we do, let's celebrate some highlights!  The mission of Des Moines Mom continues to be creating a space for local moms to hear and be heard without judgment....
Are you a mom who stays up too late? I certainly fit this category! I recently read about "revenge bedtime procrastination" and it really resonated with me. Here's a bit about what I learned.  My Day Before the sun comes up,...
 My youngest son officially wears glasses now. I have a little of bit of mom-guilt over missing the fact that without them, he couldn't see across the room or anything at a distance. I don't wear glasses and never...
Choosing childcare is one of the most important decisions you will ever make for your child. Research increasingly tells us that the first years of a child’s life are critical to shaping their future health and development. At New Horizon...
Anyone else having a series of “I’ve just got to make it through this week”, but like every week? From about September to January, the stress is as plentiful as pumpkin spice products at local retailers. The holidays are fast approaching,...
Looking for a pediatrician in Des Moines? Here's a guide to Des Moines pediatricians and family medicine physicians to help you choose.
Our family of five lives in a three-bedroom Beaverdale ranch. My husband and I bought the house as newlyweds and were delighted by all the space. We’ve since been blessed with three kids. There is no longer “all the space.” In...
Have you ever taken your children voting with you? If not, what was holding you back? Election Day is almost here and I’m here to help you prepare you to vote – and to teach your children about the...

In + Around Des Moines

Best Hotels in Des Moines with Indoor Pools

Don't wait for your next big trip to enjoy a hotel pool! Des Moines has many hotels with fabulous pools and even water parks....