Coffee and Carnations: Meet Up with Des Moines Moms Blog


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Being a mom is hard. We have to support each other within our communities in order to thrive! Des Moines Moms Blog has a mission to connect with local moms both online and in person.

If you have been a DMMB reader for awhile, you may remember Jessica’s honest post about the challenges of finding a mom tribe. The struggle is REAL, ladies!

Our team has discussed the importance of extending a welcoming hand of friendship to moms who are new to the greater Des Moines area, those who are new to motherhood, or those who simply desire to find more mom friends. We see you, and we value you! We also know that no matter how sincerely we express this in our blog posts and social media accounts, many of you may still feel alone, unseen, and undervalued. We’re not okay with that so we’ve hatched up a plan!

Today we’re here to introduce “Coffee With Moms”, which we hope will be a meaningful opportunity for you find your “mom tribe.” This will be a regularly scheduled gathering hosted by DMMB contributors at various coffee shops around Central Iowa. These gatherings will be a relaxed opportunity to connect with some friendly faces, drink some great coffee, and perhaps exchange contact info with your future BFF!

Here are the details for our first “Coffee and Carnations” 

When: Saturday, August 11th

Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Where: Mapelnol Cafe in the Valley Community Center- 4444 Fuller Road, West Des Moines

Kids: Infant through elementary aged kids are welcome to come and play in the indoor play area

Hosts: Niki Smith and Erika Stevenson-they will have a pink carnation with them to make them easy to recognize!

We hope many of you will be able to join us!

If you’re not already following us on social media, make sure to find us on instagram and Facebook. We will be posting more details about this and future gatherings there. RSVP on our Coffee and Carnations’s event page, and learn a more about what to expect.


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