About Me

Welcome to Midwest Mom & Wife!

My name is Erin and I am 20 something years old. I live in Des Moines, Iowa and have lived in the Midwest my entire life! Born in Lincoln, Nebraska and raised in Des Moines. I am a die-hard Husker fan! I graduated from Valley High School and attended college at Des Moines Area Community College where I graduated with my Associates in Science and the Veterinary Technician program. I continued on and attended Upper Iowa University where I received my Bachelors in Business. I currently run my own business, Midwest Mom & Wife.

I love discovering things to do in the Des Moines area, planning fun activities, and strive to live a more natural lifestyle. I am passionate about birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, babywearing, and attachment parenting. I am excited to share my passions with others and learn even more in the process 🙂

Postpartum Doula

I am a postpartum doula with the Iowa Doula Agency. My dream is for postpartum doulas to be more common in Central Iowa. Every mother deserves to be supported emotionally and physically after birth.

You can find me on DoulaMatch and on CAPPA to learn more about my services and availability! I am also a member of Postpartum Support International.

Blogger & Publisher

Not only do I operate this blog, I am the owner and operator at Des Moines Parent! I blog about fun events and activities going on in the Des Moines area. Des Moines Parent also offers a free monthly magazine available all over the Greater Des Moines Area.

My beautiful family includes ….

 Travis.  We married in October of 2010 and we have been together since I was 18 years old! We met while we both worked at Stella’s Blue Sky Diner (which is no longer *tear*) Love him! I do not know where I would be without him!

Travis & Erin

Montgomery James or who we call “Monte”. To pretty much sum it up, he is the best thing EVER! Since Monte has came into our lives, my thoughts, wants, needs, desires, etc. have changed so much. It’s CRAZY how much one little person can turn your world upside down. He definitely has done that for me.

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Amelia Don. She is our little princess and I love her to pieces. While pregnant with Amelia, I decided I was ready for a career change. That is when Midwest Mom & Wife came to be! I spend my days with these two kiddos, doing my postpartum doula work, and blogging.

Hope you enjoy!!

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