During the first year of my twins’ lives I learned how to save time, energy, and money with two babies in the house. Through lots of prayers, cups of coffee, and conversations with other mommas, I am on the other side of the newborn/baby phase as my twins are now almost four years old. I […]
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.
Here are some of our best tips and tricks, honest thoughts, and encouragement for new moms that will hopefully ease your transition into motherhood. You’re not alone!
Just because it’s hot doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable. For me, the key to summer style is the little details of taking a typical summer piece and bumping it up a notch with color, pattern, or texture! Here a few outfits and summer style ideas for how to look fashionable and stay cool! […]
Hello! I am so excited to be joining the Des Moines Mom Blog Team as a contributor! I moved to the Des Moines Metro in July 2008 with my husband and our four cats. We came to the area for teaching jobs and have found a wonderful “small town feel” living in one of the […]
We are continuing our series on Des Moines area moms who are movers and shakers. These are women who are making a difference in our community through the businesses they own, organizations they are involved with, and work they do. You might recognize the name Colleen Kelly from her popular morning radio show, Ken, Colleen, […]
Dear Moms, As a mom, your needs often come last. It’s easy to believe you don’t have time for self care. Instead, it’s always kids first, then your hubby, friends, pets, errands, and if anytime is left, YOU! I love this quote: “You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” I never really understood self care […]
Summer is here and the living is easy. July is marked by long days and warm nights. Make the most of the month with our guide to family friendly activities in and around Des Moines. Kick off the month with Fourth of July celebrations and continues with plenty of fun for the whole family including […]
Hooray for red, white, and blue! The Fourth of July isn’t complete without fireworks and other festivities. No matter how old you are, there’s something magical about watching the sky light up with colorful sparks. Where will you be watching? Here’s where you can see fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend in and around […]
I was on antidepressants for almost a decade. I started taking them after the birth of my second daughter. I suffered from postpartum depression. I identified what I was experiencing as postpartum depression because I had suffered from it 7 years earlier after the birth of my oldest daughter. Only at that time, I didn’t […]