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.
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Are you as obsessed as I am with letter boards? Those felt boards with little plastic letters, the ones you might remember from church or any institutional bulletin board from your childhood, have made a big comeback over the past few years. Letter boards are a fun, home decor alternative to the decorative chalkboard and […]
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 […]
We have crowdsourced some of our favorite items for this girlfriends gift guide. It is intended to be a resource of ideas for your BFF, your child’s teacher or your neighbor who has rescued your child/and or pet one too many times.
I love my mom, but in 2009 she bought my children the worst gift ever: Elf on the Shelf. Her intentions were good. I believe she truly thought it was an excellent gift for her grandkids. But, when she decided to purchase the signed book, music CD, and elf doll, she inadvertently created a veritable […]
Gas is expensive. As moms, it can feel like we’re living in our vehicles — transporting our little ones to school, soccer practice, and playdates — and the pump seems to suck our wallets dry. We’re all for mom hacks that save money, so here are our five tips for getting the best gas mileage out […]
‘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 […]
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.
Located in the heart of historic Greenwood Park at the former Science Center of Iowa, Bergman Academy is an accredited non-profit private school, providing 3-year-old through 8th grade secular education. Class sizes feature a 16:1 ratio and emphasize differentiated guided instruction. With an emphasis on rigor and relevance in the classroom, the teaching staff is […]