If you’re reading this, most likely you are on some device- a cell phone, computer, or tablet. AND you probably came across this post via social media. This last year has stretched us as women, partners, and parents. One thing...
In 1987 my best friend, my little brother, was born. We were 16 months apart and inseparable. We would raise hell all around the country, get in serious trouble almost daily, and always blame it on the other sibling. I...
Like many moms, after I brought my daughter home from the hospital I often thought of all those special things we would share together in our mother-daughter relationship. This included things such as shopping sprees where I would watch...
I hear most women being very definitive about "our family is complete" or "we can't wait to have more."  I didn't say either after our daughter was born. How do you decide? I can say I treated her like she...
Happy April Fool's Day! But seriously...how many Iowans would lose their minds if IKEA would grace us with their presence? After all, we love trendy, affordable furniture, quirky home goods, as well as Swedish meatballs and lingonberry drink just as...
Our daughter is a planner. She likes occasions. In her five years of life, she’s planned an untold number of events - real and imagined - to celebrate. The pandemic has only enhanced her planning. She’s refused to be restricted...
Hi, I’m Abbey Kennedy! An Iowa native, I was born and raised on Des Moines’ southside. SE 14th gives me good nostalgic vibes! My favorite used bookstore, Help A Mind Thrive, Keep a Book Alive exists on my childhood...
Hi fellow mamas! I am beyond honored and excited to join the Des Moines Mom team. Five years ago, writing was never something I thought I’d agree to, but it has become the best outlet for me over years...
Spring is here and Easter is right around the corner!  I love when I can make something from things I have at home with my kids. This is a super easy (and cheap) bunny wreath to make with your kids.  How...
Kids Date—now this is a trend I can get on board with! I love my kiddos and date nights. So why not put them together?  I am always trying to find alone time with each of them. Whether it...

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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...

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