Hi! I'm Erin.
After my oldest was born I took up a little ‘hobby’ sharing our experiences in Des Moines, Iowa through blogging. Between that time and when my daughter was born, I took a leap and quit my full-time job to focus solely on creating my hobby a business. I had no idea what to expect or what I was doing, but I knew deep down that working for myself and making connections within my community was my calling.
Over the past several years since I published my very first blog post, my title as 'blogger' has become much more. I have grown the Des Moines Parent website into the number one resource for Des Moines parents, I have planned and executed many events that have brought the Des Moines community together, I create and support women in business every day through my position as President of FemCity Des Moines, and just recently a published author.
This did not happen overnight. There have been many failures, a lot of self-teaching, many workshops, networking, and learning from others. Through all this I have discovered my passions are supporting businesses and organizations within my community, connecting with families, and empowering women.
What you will find in this space are my thoughts and experiences of being a business owner, while juggling my most important role of all, motherhood.
Also Seen In
Sat on a panel at the
put on by the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship
October 24, 2019
Startup Stories in Des Moines – March 13, 2020
Emcee for the Flourish Des Moines: Fund Ideas That Matter 2019 event
November 12, 2019
"How to Start Working with Local Bloggers in Your City" December 28, 2020
with Iowa State Secretary Paul Pate -
June 17, 2021
Annual FuseDSM Awards
February 24, 2022
Runner-Up Entrepreneuer of the Year - March 2, 2023
LLS Woman of the Year Candidate in 2020
Character Award Finalist -
May 14th, 2021
March 11, 2022