I am a Twin Cities Mom: Darcie Pierson

Today’s I am a Twin Cities Mom feature is all about Darcie Pierson

“Hi! I’m a mom of two boys (12 and 4) and I work full-time as a human resources professional, now entirely home-based since the pandemic. I can be found walking our dog, checking out a state park or just enjoying our back yard. I enjoy volunteering at a local food bank one time a month where I’ve started to find my place among the retiree community there! I serve on our city’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon committee and love finding new parks with my boys.”

I am a Twin Cities Mom - Darcie Pierson

What do you love about calling the Twin Cities home?

I was born and raised in the Twin Cities and continue to call it my home because it’s where all my family lives. I’ve always been one to stay very close to them. Plus, I love the variety of seasons we experience here – sledding in the winter all the way to 90+ degree days at the beach in the summer.

If we peeked in your purse right now, what would we find?

A flattened Nutri Grain bar, hand sanitizer, masks, wallet, pens, loose coins, a hot wheels car, and probably an apple sauce pouch or two!

How do you prioritize friendships and connections with other women?

I am a person who tends to keep just a few very close friends. While the number isn’t large, the friendships stand the long-haul. With a smaller number of people it should be easy to get together and stay in touch. However, kid schedules, sports, and life gets us derailed. I discovered the Marco Polo app during the pandemic. Leaving video messages with my closest crew, where we can watch and respond to them when we are able to was a game changer. There were weeks where I had more chats with my close friends via that app than I did with those living right in my own home!

Being a mom is no easy task. How do you relax and take care of you?

Saturday mornings are for me! I make my english muffin & coffee and then can be found watching Law & Order or sitting on my patio. It is a great way for me to reset and await the crazy that comes with the weekend activities.

What’s been your greatest joy in motherhood?

Watching my children accomplish something new or tackle a new skill. The confidence that washes over their faces is incredible!

What have you found most challenging in your motherhood journey?

Learning to balance the reality (and ugly) of the world with wanting to protect my kids from it. I’ve had to learn when it’s necessary to enlighten them to the parts of our society that still needing changing and improvement in a way that still leaves a glimmer of hope for them and enough energy to want to change it.

How do you hope your life influences and/or inspires other women?

I hope they feel uplifted, supported, and more than anything that they feel heard. We can accomplish so much together if we spend our energy empowering each other and listening.

Twin Cities Favorites

Date Night Restaurant: B52’s Burgers and Brew in Inver Grove Heights

Best place to hang out and have some fun: Afton State Park (or ANY state park for that matter)

Local Boutique: Mainstream Boutique in Mendota Heights

Local Coffee Shop: Black Sheep Coffee in South St. Paul

Locally based online business: Choose Love MN (chooselovemn.com)

You can find and follow Darcie on Instagram @darciepierson

We love having the opportunity to share the personal sides of local moms of the Twin Cities! If you would like to recommend another local mom you think should be featured in our I Am a Twin Cities Mom series, please email us at [email protected]

Kim Mortensen is the Co-Owner of Twin Cities Mom Collective. She has held many different titles throughout her life including, teacher, fundraiser, coach, and marketing professional. However, the titles held most dear to her are wife and mom. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Alex, and together they have three kids, Lucia (10), Ellia (9), and Decker (7). Kim is passionate about connecting women through the journey of motherhood, normalizing the hardships and challenges that come with the territory, and finding moments of joy and celebration in between.


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