About Des Moines Parent

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Des Moines Parent is an online community for central Iowa parents. We provide tips, ideas, events, activities, and suggestions to get fellow parents through the day. Our target audience includes families with children of all ages. We also include fun date night ideas too!


We offer several different methods to keep families in the know.

About Owner Erin Huiatt

In April of 2015, Erin Huiatt, mother of two and wife to Travis, purchased Des Moines Parent from the previous owner Thomas Brogan. She wanted to continue to grow and add to this awesome resource for central Iowa parents.

Erin is also a Certified Postpartum Doula and enjoys supporting moms after birth. She operates Midwest Mom & Wife which shares her passions about birth, breastfeeding, babywearing, has published a book focused on postpartum, co-hosts a monthly postpartum support group and more.

She sits on the board for the Des Moines Children’s Museum, the Associate’s Board for the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, and is President of FemCity Des Moines. Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for parents to find support and make connections within her community and beyond.

Learn more about Erin and her journey in Des Moines, Iowa.

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