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Choosing Our Own Adventure: Why We Call Des Moines Home

Choosing Our Own Adventure

If you had asked me a decade ago where I would be living in 10 years, I guarantee Des Moines, Iowa, would have never crossed my mind. And yet, here I am, content as can be, in a city where I have found I am truly my best self. It’s taken me awhile to get […]

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An Iowa Beach Vacation: Honey Creek Resort

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 […]

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Des Moines Moms Family Events August 2017 Guide

A Des Moines Moms Guide to August 2017

Summer is in full swing! From the Iowa State Fair to the National Balloon Classic, there are so many great family activities going on in August! Make the most of the final weeks of summer before school starts with some of these family friendly events around Des Moines this month. Send us an email if we […]

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How I’m Raising My Son to be a Feminist

I call myself a feminist, but I’ll confess that I was relieved when I found out my first child was a boy. Amidst headlines of high profile rape cases, sexual harassment suits – and the prospective peer pressure of having to be a dance mom because have you seen those costumes? – it somehow felt… […]

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Meet Brianne Sanchez

Hi, I’m Brianne. I’ve been blogging since pre-Facebook early 2000’s era journalism school (shoutout to LiveJournal!) and mothering since 2013. I’m excited to combine my love of words and my quest to expand my local mama network as a contributor to the Des Moines Moms Blog. Although I’m originally from the western suburbs of Chicago, […]

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Des Moines Moms Movers and Shakers: Erin Kiernan

We are thrilled to continue our series on Des Moines Moms Movers and Shakers with Erin Kiernan, news anchor for Channel 13 news and mom to Michael Francis. Erin is an infertility survivor, adoption supporter, and celebrator of real-life moms. She recently started One Brain Wellness with her friend Sonya Heitshusen. Their goal is to encourage and […]

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You Know You’re From Iowa If…

Iowa is the Hawkeye state, the land of corn and pigs, and much more. Whether you have lived here your whole life or just moved here recently, there are some things that set Iowans apart from the rest of the country. Here’s our list of things that distinguish you and your kids as being from […]

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