This post is sponsored by Des Moines University Clinic. All opinions are my own. Let’s just put this out there: I don’t want to buy my underwear in the same aisle where I pick up my kids’ pullups. But since becoming a mother, I’ve quoted the line from Billy Madison “If peeing in your pants […]
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Every year is full of challenges and celebrations. Before we start 2018, we wanted to take a minute to reflect on the highlights of 2017.
Here are a doctor’s sleep training tips on how to get your child to sleep through the night Did you know that by 4 months of age, 80 percent of babies can be safely trained to sleep through the night? For older infants and toddlers, almost all can be trained. Evidence shows that sleep training […]
In the weeks and months and now years since having my children, I’ve tried to accept my new “mom bod” with grace and even positivity. I’ve grown and birthed two humans, for goodness sakes. I bought new pants and tops that flattered my fuller shape and figured someday I would find time to shed the […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Round up the family and hop in the car–the Christmas lights are waiting! If you’re looking for an easy holiday activity to do with your family, this is it. Here are some of the best places to see Christmas lights in Des Moines this holiday season. Jolly […]
Wondering what to do in Des Moines this December? Des Moines is brimming with Christmas cheer this month! Central Iowa has plenty of magical events to offer families this time of the year, so check out (and share!) this event guide and get ready to make memories this holiday season. (And don’t forget about the […]
Yes, it’s already that time of year when you can see Santa stationed around town ready to hear from your little ones. This may feel like an added stress to the holiday season, but I talked to some veteran moms who have tips on how to make the trip enjoyable – no matter what your […]
‘Tis the season to shop for holiday gifts for your friends, family, and loved ones. This year, before ordering all the things from Amazon, shop local in Des Moines and explore the wonderful local businesses and shops right in your neighborhood. And each of these businesses is run by women! We promise you’ll find amazing […]
Baby it’s cold outside … now what do I do with my kids? As the cold weather approaches, do you start to hear these common words come out of your child’s mouth? “It’s too COOOLLLLDDDD to go outside!” or “I don’t have ANYTHING to dooooooo!” It can be tough to keep ourselves and our kids […]
Des Moines Moms Blog is thrilled to be releasing the 2017 Pregnancy & Postpartum Guide. This Des Moines Pregnancy and Postpartum guide has ALL the resources needed for a successful pregnancy and postpartum period in the Des Moines area.