I think we can all agree 2020 has been a year we will never forget.
The beginning of the year was full of so much hope for a new decade. Then COVID hit and it felt like everything was uncertain. Schools and businesses closed and many of us spent more time home with our immediate family than ever before. As moms, we were expected to not only feed and love our children but also educate them while figuring out how to navigate a world of masks, fear, and isolation. We learned how strong we are and through some of the hardest days and weeks, we found joy in slowing down.
This summer, our city and our nation was broken over race, violence, police brutality against African Americans, discrimination, and hate. In August, we were hit with a Derecho, damaging countless homes and businesses, and the fall held a contentious election, more school closures, and continued stress from the pandemic.
A bright spot of 2020 was rebranding from Des Moines Moms Blog to Des Moines Mom. Our vision continues to be creating a space for Des Moines moms to hear and be heard without judgment. Whether you have young kids or school-aged kids, work outside the home or stay home, are single or divorced, we are all just doing our best to raise our kids with love and take care of ourselves!
These stories are only a sample of Des Moines Mom. Our contributors share personal stories of loss, victory, tips, tricks, and humor. They offer a glimpse of what it looks like to be a mom in Des Moines!
Before we say goodbye to 2020, we wanted to take a minute to reflect on the highlights of 2020. Now more than ever, we know we are Better Together!