Fear. Anxiety. Shame. Those are the top three adjectives I would use to describe how I felt when I lost my job. We graduate from college with good grades and meaningful internships with the reassurance and belief that we’ve done the proper steps to ensure gainful employment and financial security. But we’ve failed to factor […]
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Living in land-locked Iowa, there aren’t a ton of options for a beach vacation, right? Wrong! You can enjoy your very own beach vacation in the timespan of Moana (well, if you drive fast and don’t break for the bathroom). How’s that possible you ask? Take a road trip to the fantastic Honey Creek Resort […]
Choosing a pediatrician or family doctor is a big decision. We’ve compiled a list of Des Moines pediatricians and primary care physicians to help you.
We are looking to expand our DMMB executive team! Do you enjoy supporting other moms and building community? Are you passionate about Des Moines and the moms that live here? The Des Moines Moms Blog team is growing, and we are looking for a local voice to join our growing team as a Project Coordinator! This […]
I know lots of you mommas are looking forward to summer break. Sleeping late, no homework, and lazy days by the pool. However, as a momma to littles, summer is none of those things to me. My kids get up when the sun is up, they can’t read so I’m doing all of the reading […]
We had an incredible night of pampering with Coachlight Clinic and Spa. A small, intimate gathering of women got to kick back and enjoy the opportunity to relish a little relaxation time. Attendees toured the beautiful new facilities and enjoyed the spa’s amenities such as the rain shower, the eucalyptus-infused steam room, and a Himalayan […]
Whether you’re new to the Des Moines area or picking the best place for your next family home, we hope this guide helps you find the best place to raise your family.
This guide to Des Moines Summer Camps is a comprehensive guide to all summer camps in Des Moines.
Last year after kindergarten round-up, we decided to redshirt our son for three main reasons: Lucan has a summer birthday and was one of the youngest in his class. He lacked social and emotional maturity. Kindergarten is hard. These days it’s academically rigorous and standards are high. It was never a question of whether […]
In our minds, indoor play time is a necessity. Check out our extensive resource of indoor play and activities in Des Moines, updated for 2017. The Indoor Play Guide is a paid advertising opportunity, brought to you in collaboration with our presenting sponsor Backyard Adventures of Iowa. If you are interested in being a featured […]