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To My Baby Starting Kindergarten

To my first baby:Today you start kindergarten. My heart bursts with excitement for you while also feeling like it is being torn straight from...
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Close out your summer with an EPIC adventure!

The school year is around the corner, but there’s still time for you and the kiddos to get a few more memory-making experiences! Downtown...
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Thoughts from an Exhausted Mom

My name is Mary, and I am an exhausted mom. In fact, I’ve been putting off writing this post about mom exhaustion because, get...
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Back To School: Teacher Edition

It's August and that means school is almost here. As a teacher, every year I feel like summer break goes faster and faster. One...
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What’s Cooking – Easy Dinner Ideas

Am I the only one who feels like I'm constantly asking myself, what's cooking - dinner tonight? If you're like me, every single person...
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The importance of preventive care

By the time I schedule all the kids’ appointments, rearrange my work schedule to get them to said appointments, drive to the pharmacy to...
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10 Parenting Podcasts Worth Checking Out

If you're like me and you just don't have the capacity for books these days, then you know podcasts are a game-changer. They're so...
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Experience Live Theater with the Wellmark Family Series

Set the stage for memories that last a lifetime by introducing the young people in your life to the magic and wonder of live...
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Taste of Des Moines: Our Favorite Local Businesses + HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Celebrate the taste of summer in Des Moines and support some of our favorite local businesses! We are thrilled to partner with Iowa Pork Producers...

Iowa Cubs Pop It Night

POP IT! Join the ICubs on August 6 at Principal Park as they will be hosting a Pop It Fidget toy giveaway as they...
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7 Ways to Get Ready for Back to School

The first word that comes to mind when August arrives is school. This was reinforced when I walked into the store and saw the...

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Iowa Cubs Pop It Night

POP IT! Join the ICubs on August 6 at Principal Park as they will be hosting a Pop It Fidget toy giveaway as they...

1,000 Hours Outside, One Family’s Story

When I was a child, outdoor play was not negotiable. Sometimes I chose of my own volition to commune with nature, but often I...

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