Projects Manager

Megan doesn’t really fall into any one mom category. With three kids from ages 7 to 13, she’s been a working mom and a stay-at-home mom. She’s breastfed and bottle fed. She’s kept kids on strict sleeping schedules in their own beds and also embraced the benefits of co-sleeping. She’s a big believer in finding what works for you and your kiddo (and it’s often different for each kid). Megan is an Iowa native and lives in Ankeny with her husband Darren. They love to travel and are often planning their next road trip. They also enjoy entertaining and are famous among their friends for throwing big bashes to celebrate the Olympic Games. But her everyday life is mostly comprised of playdates, trips to the park, and trying to stay ahead of the never-ending laundry pile.

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Event Coordinator

Mercedies is a Des Moines native. She attended the University of Iowa (GO HAWKS!), and now resides in the heart of Des Moines in Beaverdale. She works for a local marketing agency as a Project Manager, and loves working with a variety of clients all over the Des Moines area.. She enjoys biking, home projects, traveling, and farmers’ markets with her husband and two red-headed sons, Bennett and Henry. When she has a free moment she loves to read, plan her next trip, and finish her coffee before noon.

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Content Coordinator

Nicole grew up in Quincy, Illinois, before studying Visual Communications at Iowa State University. After over a decade living in Portland, Oregon, she now calls Waukee home with her husband, two girls, and a constantly shedding yellow lab. She is passionate about food and is constantly regretting her dedication to making everything from scratch when it comes time to wash dishes. When not cleaning, she enjoys gardening and exploring the metro area!

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Photos courtesy of Jill Neil Photography