Des Moines Parent Spotlight: Anthony Epping

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Des Moines Parent Spotlight: Anthony Epping

This week’s ‘Des Moines Paren Spotlight’ is an extra special one. Des Moines Parent and what I have been able to accomplish would not be here today without the guidance and support of Anthony Epping aka Papa T. Our family is very blessed to have this Des Moines dad in our life. Learn more about the father of the owner of Des Moines Parent (and where my love of Nebraska football may have come from) below.

Give us a little background on your family and personal life! How many kids do you have? Have you lived in Des Moines all your life?

I grew up in Davenport, Iowa and graduated from St. Ambrose College in Davenport. I also graduated from law school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I have one daughter, she was born in my first year of law school. I have lived in the Des Moines area since 1997. I like sports and to cook.

What is your business, and what do you do?

Epping Law Office, P.C. A general practice of law. I am a sole practitioner with one legal assistant.

Why did you become a small business owner?

The flexibility of the work hours. Allowed me time to work around my daughter’s schedule while she was growing up. It allowed me to take and pick her up from school and attend her activities.

Where is your favorite place to take your children to play indoors?

I like to go to craft breweries with my daughter. I love taking my grandkids to the mall play areas. They also do well at craft breweries playing games. The Hall is one of our favorite places to visit.

Where is your favorite place to take your children to play outdoors?

Parks, splash pads. Current outdoor events such as pumpkin patches in the Fall, Christmas tree shopping, Easter egg hunts, fireworks, etc.

What are some tips on juggling parenthood, working, and personal life?

Try to be as flexible as you can. This is easier if you are self-employed. Prioritize because often you cannot accomplish everything every day.

What is your number one parenting tip?

Giving time and attention are more important than giving material items. Time and attention will build a relationship and give memories to last a lifetime. Material things come and go and there is always going to be a newer, bigger, better thing.


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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