Megan doesn’t really fall into any one mom category. With three kids from ages 3 to 10, 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 (even it’s a year away). 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. [email protected]
Mercedies is a Des Moines native. She attended the University of Iowa (GO HAWKS!), where her passion for events really grew. She works from home as the Events Coordinator for a downtown event venue. 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. [email protected]
Kimberly is a Northwest Iowa native, a Drake University graduate, and a fan of all things Des Moines. She is a girly girl who grew up and became a boy mom, and is now an expert on all types of construction equipment and big machines. She shares her Des Moines home with hubby Sam (2006) and sons Jack (March 2014) and Henry (December 2016). Kimberly studied magazine journalism in college, spent 10 years working for a newspaper, and recently became a postpartum doula. In her abundant (and almost nonexistent) free time she enjoys writing about mom life, drinking coffee, documenting time with family and friends, starting Shutterfly projects she rarely finishes, doing Crossfit, and daydreaming about future decorating and crafting projects. [email protected]
Haley Phillips lives in Ankeny with her husband, Matthew and two living children, Hudson and Quinn. She loves spending time outside with her family and friends frequenting parks and trails. Reading and sipping coffee are her favorite pastimes. She currently serves as co-founder and Client Manager of The Fletcher Foundation which exists to help families emotionally and financially after miscarriage or stillbirth. You can find more information at The Fletcher Foundation. [email protected]
Des Moines Mom would like to thank Whitney Warne of Ivory House Photography for the fabulous headshots and team photos!