Meet Shay Scholtes


Hi, everyone! I am going to take a minute and gush, because I am truly beyond ecstatic and blessed to be a part of the Des Moines Moms Blog team. Applying and then saying “yes” to this adventure was a little outside my comfort zone, but I am so ready to take this opportunity, hold tight, and see where it takes me. Writing and blogging have become an integral part of who I am, and the connections I have made while doing so are what makes it all so worth it. You can read more about our family and my personal experiences with parenthood and personal growth at Three Gals and a Guy.

I can’t wait to continue to connect to other moms, to create connections between moms, and to create a connection to the community in which we live.

I have been married to my college sweetheart, Will, for 6 years, and we’ve been together for 12 years. We met my freshman year at Iowa State University, and as they say, the rest is history! After college graduation, I joined Will in West Des Moines and began graduate school at Drake University.

My career has taken me into a few different fields — early childhood education and substance abuse/mental health. I am a licensed mental health therapist and currently work as an addiction/mental health therapist by day. I am passionate about quality early childhood education, early prevention and intervention, trauma informed care practices, and raising mental health awareness.

Meet Shay Scholtes

By night, you can find me corralling our two daughters, Sophia (5) and Saidey (2), and our fur baby, Odin. I also spend my evenings blogging/writing, reading, Pinterest-ing (I just made that up), and binge watching Netflix and reality TV shows. You can find us cheering on the Cyclones (and maybe the Hawkeyes, depending on which one of us you ask), trying new recipes, and exploring all the fun things our great city has to offer!

Meet Shay Scholtes

I am so excited to share a little glimpse into my life and hope you enjoy the ride with me!



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