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...
I ran the Greater Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon in September! This was something on my bucket list that I wanted to complete while I still physically could. I finished (nearly) last, but I did it! And if I...
Traditionally when people talk about concussions and sports, they immediately think of football. But other sports such as cheerleading, boys, and girls' soccer, and hockey also pose a moderate risk. Kids can also get a concussion just from crashing their...
For a long time, I assumed YouTube was just a place for kids to watch unboxing videos or replay Baby Shark over and over. My thoughts on YouTube changed after I spent the night in the hospital with my...
Bloom :: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s Hospital, and supported by MercyOne, University of Iowa Hospitals, Great Western Bank, Iowa Food and...
There are times when Momming requires inspiration. Mom blogs are great for short bursts and immediacy but sometimes I need more. I need longer.   I need books. Nobody has time to read books. I ignore much of life - and things...
The term, “geriatric millennial” took the internet by storm earlier this year when Erica Dhawan wrote about those of us born in the early ’80s being comfortable with analog and digital technology. Business Insider recently said we have the...
Isn’t October one of the best months of the year? I know most of you would answer with a resounding “Yes!” Many of us love October because there’s that official feeling of “It’s finally Autumn!” Some of you thrive...
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and although I would rather not be, I am proud to say I am a DV survivor. But with all the victories that being a survivor affords, it’s also a bitter-sweet time for me.  A...
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Bloom :: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s...
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