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, […]
I had just made lunch for my girls and was finishing my workout. This workout was particularly hard and I was almost done but struggling. I looked over and my girls were watching me while they were eating. It occurred to me, I am showing them what it looks like to not give up, to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Med-Peds Physicians provide a new kind of care for people who experienced complex childhood conditions as children. Dr. Ryan Tomlinson is one of only two Med-Peds primary care physician licensed in the state of Iowa and serving the Des Moines metro. His training makes him uniquely equipped to work with kids and adults with lifelong conditions. […]
Pregnancy is 40-week long roller coaster ride of emotions and symptoms. Here are our best tips and tricks for surviving the first trimester, adjusting to your changing body, and getting ready for baby.
Thirty-eight moms were nominated for the Granger Motors #Mominate $1,000 Visa gift card contest. All nominees deserve a reward but there can only be one winner! This giveaway was sponsored by Granger Motors.
We are excited to continue our series on Des Moines Moms Movers & Shakers with Danie Gohr, founder of Catch This Mama! Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family: I am a wife to a hilarious man named Chuck and blessed with 3 little girls, Reese, Everly, and Charlie. In my free […]
We all know Des Moines is awesome and we have a new accolade or ranking to celebrate nearly every week. But do you know about the beautiful town of Decorah, Iowa? It was named to Smithsonian Magazines 20 best small towns to visit in 2014, and Forbes Magazine gave it the title of one of […]
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