Creative Habitat

The Mother Board

Monthly Meetings

Creative Habitat holds a monthly networking meeting called The Mother Board. Just as a motherboard is one of the most essential parts of a computer system – holding together the central processing unit (CPU), memory and connectors for input and output devices – we know mom entrepreneurs are the “motherboard” of their families and their businesses.

The Mother Board provides a safe and inclusive space for entrepreneurial moms to discuss strategies in both running a business and running a household. Mother Board meetings will be similiar to board room communication where important strategies are discussed…but more laid back and kid friendly – we are all mom entreperneurs afterall! 

We meet at different women-owned business locations throughout Des Moines to give everyone an opportunity to learn about each mom entrepreneurs life while serving the community in their unique space – their Creative Habitat!  Any mom who own a business, wants to own one, or is working on a creative venture and wants support on her journey is welcome. 

Recent Meeting Locations

Creative Habitat

Rebecca Wolford, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and Co-Founder of Creative Habitat Coworking + Childcare shared practical strategies for leveraging strengths in both business and home life.

Mainframe Studios

Becky Pospisal, founder of The Knotty Nail and Paige Peterson, founder of Paige Peterson Photography (3P Studio) shared about their creative process and how they balance motherhood and growing their business.  We also discussed strategies to help women discover and develop their strengths to grow in business and motherhood.

the depot

Jamie Barry, founder of The Depot shared history behind The Depot’s  transition from a train station into a coworking space.

oliver & james salon

Alicia Irlmeier, founder of Oliver and James salon shared about her design process while renovating her space and developing her business.

Balance Chiropractic & Wellness

Dr. Jennifer Thompson, founder of Balance Chiropractic and Wellness and Erin Huiatt, founder of Midwest Mom and Wife shared resources for balancing motherhood and business development.

kiwi Marie PHotography

Keely Kientoff, founder of Kiwi Marie Photography shared about building a photography business in Des Moines while meeting in her Valley Junction Studio.