In + Around Des Moines

Recommended Reading

6 Books We Love for Young Minds

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One of my favorite ways to connect with children, open up conversations, and learn new things together is through reading. When I struggle to...
Sundara

Relax and Recharge at Sundara Inn & Spa in the Wisconsin Dells

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Life is hard and the last year and a half has been harder than most for many reasons. As moms, we carry a huge...
kid's birthday ideas

6 Simple Kid’s Birthday Ideas

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A bakery-perfect cake, centerpieces made from antique jars filled with bubble gum, and handmade superhero capes for all of the kids who attended describes...

My Love-Hate Relationship with Fidget Toys

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10-year-old: “Mom, mom, mom, Can I get a pop-it or a simple dimple?” Me: A whatza what now? 10-year-old: “It’s a fidget toy. They’re so cute...
intuition

Listening to your Mom Intuition

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My third little guy turned two in December 2020. He lived much of his first year during COVID times. We pulled him out of...

Your Child Should Try Cross Country

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I’m not a competitive person. I didn’t do many sports in high school, and I haven’t encouraged my children to be overly involved in...
it's hard

It’s all hard, Mama

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Someone close to me had her first baby a few weeks after I had my third (under 3). It occurred to me that at...
GE Reflux

GE Reflux: A medical diagnosis that’s literally hard to swallow

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When children have problems in their esophagus or moving food through their gastrointestinal tract, receiving an accurate diagnosis can be a challenge. MercyOne recently...

How Lists Save My Sanity

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She’s making a list, writing it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty and who actually does things right the first time. Ok so my back-to-school jingles could...
september 11

How to Talk to your Kids about September 11

Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, I was teaching 6th grade in a middle school. Like every morning, Channel One news was playing...

5 Reasons You Should Give up Your Diet

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I’m going to share a little secret with you… Diets don’t work. Sure, you may lose a few pounds at first… but your chances...

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Things To Do

Create Memorable Birthday Parties With Urban Air

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Celebrations spark joy. They make memories. They reaffirm community and signify togetherness. Kids' birthday parties are some of the best celebrations people can join in on....

6 Simple Kid’s Birthday Ideas

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A bakery-perfect cake, centerpieces made from antique jars filled with bubble gum, and handmade superhero capes for all of the kids who attended describes...

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