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 […]
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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 […]
I’ve used Rent the Runway (RTR) before for galas, fancy dates, and holidays. Each time I have loved the dress and the ease of the service. I follow them on Snapchat and once I got pregnant I started hounding them about adding maternity styles. Finally, they added a search function where you can filter dresses […]
Of the list of jobs that fall under “Mom,” family historian is one of my least favorite (right after putting the laundry away). There’s so much pressure to: Take the photos: Must be a proper photograph. No blurred lines. No closed eyes. Basically, you need to be a professional photographer. Store the photos: Paper or […]
Being part of a community is important as a mom and as a human being in general. I have found that outside of my ACTUAL community and network of friends, online communities via Facebook have been incredibly helpful. From being able to ask questions about a particular product or get support from like-minded people from […]