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...
As a mom and therapist who deals with her own slight anxiety, it was no surprise to me one of my children was also born naturally anxious. Beyond "just shy" or quiet and reserved- the feelings of anxiety showed themselves...
Did you know… All studies done on doula support show favorable outcomes for both mothers and babies? No adverse side effects have ever been found!  Doulas help mothers AND babies? Mothers who use doulas are more likely to have...
One of my favorite ways to connect with children, open up conversations, and learn new things together is through reading. When I struggle to find words to explain something, I often turn to books. While my kids love superhero...
My third little guy turned two in December 2020. He lived much of his first year during COVID times. We pulled him out of child care and his days consisted of two work-from-home parents and two sisters virtually learning. During...
I’m not a competitive person. I didn’t do many sports in high school, and I haven’t encouraged my children to be overly involved in sports. It’s a world I know little about and, frankly, sometimes I’m too intimidated by...
When children have problems in their esophagus or moving food through their gastrointestinal tract, receiving an accurate diagnosis can be a challenge. MercyOne recently acquired the EndoFLIP, a state-of-the-art minimally invasive diagnostic tool. This imaging technology allows them to look...
She’s making a list, writing it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty and who actually does things right the first time. Ok so my back-to-school jingles could use a little refining, but honestly so could my kids’ responsibilities. Summer is a time of...
I LOVE looking at old photos. But now that my boys are teenagers, what I really love is watching the old videos. Recently, a memory popped up on my phone. It was an old video I had taken of the...

In + Around Des Moines

Things to do in Des Moines in February 2022

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry is proud to serve Waukee and the surrounding communities and has a board-certified pediatric dentist on...