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A Defense of Messy Mom

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Our kids were completing their chore list the other day, whining while they worked, and the 6-year-old called me out for my untidy side...
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Where to Find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Des Moines

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The time has come and you’re ready to get your COVID-19 vaccination. You’ve talked to your doctor, you’ve read the facts, and you’ve talked...

The Comparison Game

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Whether you have one kid or three, the comparison game will undoubtedly hit you at some point. It’s incredibly hard not to compare your...
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Where to Donate Items in Des Moines

Do you do a monthly purge? Or have you recently decided you just need to get rid of some clutter? Donations are always needed...
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Benefits of Journaling

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We all made it to another year! Go us! I don’t know about anyone else but the end of 2021 into the beginning of...
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The Golden Years

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I remember when I first became a mom and was drowning in tiredness and confusion, I saw a mom talking about how wonderful life...
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Tales from a First Time Wrestling Mom

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My name is Mary, and I am a wrestling mom. I should clarify to add that I am a girl wrestler mom. I know,...
Safer Swimmers

For a Safer Summer, Swimmers Start Now!

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Despite the fact that Des Moines winters are filled with snowy days and frigid temperatures, families shouldn’t put their swimsuits and goggles away! A Head...
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GoPeer Virtual Tutoring Helped My Daughter with Creative Writing

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There are two things I learned about my kids during the first phase of the pandemic (when they were out of school for months)....
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We CAN Do This: Facts for Parents on COVID-19 Vaccines

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A year ago, I vividly remember longing to send my kids to school and not just because it was the end of a long...
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Easy Ways to Celebrate MLK Jr. Day

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The kids are off school Monday for Martin Luther King Jr Day, hooray! Of course it’s always nice to have a 3 day weekend,...

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Des Moines WEATHER

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28.3 °
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4 Ways to Celebrate the Winter Olympic Games as a Family

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“Feel the rhythm. Feel the rhyme. Get on up, it’s BOBSLED TIME!!” -Cool Runnings The winter Olympic Games are almost here, and I am counting...

Tales from a First Time Wrestling Mom

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My name is Mary, and I am a wrestling mom. I should clarify to add that I am a girl wrestler mom. I know,...

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