A new swim school in Ankeny starts students at age 6 months, aims to help families love water When it comes to the question of when a child should start swimming lessons, the answers are as diverse as you might...
Des Moines Mom wants to create a safe space for ongoing conversations about mental health. In the past couple of years, it is a topic that people are more comfortable talking about, but there is still room for growth. We...
My family is Catholic, and we are excited for fish fries this Lenten season! Normally, we are excited to enjoy times with friends while our kids enjoy a meal cooked by someone else. This year, it is a great...
Kids grow like weeds, weeds that need clothes and stuff. Luckily, Des Moines has myriad consignment events and stores to help fill those closets. Or, maybe you are looking to get rid of some of those too-small clothes, consigning...
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The birds are chirping and spring is just around the corner. Sigh… We are all ready to get outside and have some fun! From scavenger hunts and virtual spring break camps to family fun nights at Urban Air and...
After a month of learning about black history, schools across the country turn right around and spend the first week of March celebrating Dr. Seuss, a person who exhibited many racist-like tendencies, during Read Across America week. This week falls...
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