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Things to Know After an Autism Diagnosis

Learning your child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be an overwhelming time for families. When you are looking after a child with autism, there’s some important information to help your family...
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12 Best Brunch Spots in Des Moines

The writer Matt Basile said, "Breakfast is a meal, but brunch is a culture". Luckily, in Des Moines we have myriad options to dive into brunch culture. Whether a lazy Sunday or a special...
San Jose Taiko

Treat Your Family to an Unforgettable Musical Experience with San Jose Taiko

Feel the rhythm of the drums at the Civic Center on Friday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. with San Jose Taiko as part of Des Moines Performing Arts' Wellmark Family Series. Returning to Des Moines...
Vaccines and Young Children

Vaccines and Young Children

Becoming a new parent can be overwhelming and confusing. Everyone has advice, from your mom to your neighbor, and it can be difficult sorting facts from myths. One person you should definitely have on...
Breastfeeding Bottle Feeding

The Basics of Breastfeeding and Bottle Feeding

Breastfeeding takes practice and patience. Babies don’t always follow our plans, which can create challenges. Let’s demystify the process and get back to the basics of breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Why Choose Breastmilk and Breastfeeding? Breastmilk...

Swimming Lessons in Des Moines

Swimming lessons are important, but this life-saving skill doesn't always come easy for kids. Luckily we have many indoor swim schools in the Des Moines metro that are experts at easing kids' nerves while...
kids clothes hanging on a rack. SPRING CONSIGNMENT

Des Moines Consignment Sales this Spring

With the changing of the seasons, you may realize that all of your kids' spring and summer clothes no longer fit. Get rid of those clothes and get new-to-you ones at the same time...

Best Hotels in Des Moines with Indoor Pools

Is your kid's favorite part of every trip the hotel pool? Indulge the kids for less with a staycation at a hotel right here in the metro! Get out of the house for a...
Pediatric Cardiology DSM

When to See a Pediatric Cardiologist

The heart is one of the most important organs– pumping blood and oxygen throughout your body. Sometimes abnormalities form while the baby is still in utero that can cause congenital (present at birth) heart...

What’s New in Des Moines this Winter 2022

Any excuse to get out of the house in the winter is valid. Checking out what's new in Des Moines is a perfect way to do just that. From family fun to date-night fun,...