Sophia is officially in the “big kids” club. Her chubby baby cheeks have diminished and her arms and legs are taking on that awkward, gangly stage most kids endure during their school-aged years. As much as I miss those...
Ah, sleep deprivation. It goes with parenthood like peanut butter goes with jelly. Before my oldest was born 4 years ago, this was one of my biggest worries about becoming a parent, because, after all, I like sleeping. And my...
Many years ago, when I only had one child, I found myself fretting over my two-year-old daughter’s outfit. It was time to head out the door to church but I was still digging in her sock drawer trying to...
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...
Did you ever do that as a kid? Run up to someone's house, ring the doorbell, and take off running and laughing? I grew up in the country, so this was not something I did. However, some kids in...
When your kids go from playing in the backyard to playing organized sports, your role as a mom changes, too. You’re no longer the playtime supervisor and caretaker. Whatever happens is completely out of your control. Your job now is...
When our son was born, he affectionately earned the nickname Popeye because he came out of the womb winking. As first-time parents, we didn’t think much of it when one lid would droop when he got sleepy. However, early...
We were so blessed to have Stoltze & Stoltze be a sponsor at our New Moms Event in October! Many moms got to learn about the importance of dental health and about this wonderful dentistry located in Ames. We are...
Our morning routine Monday through Friday is always the same. Get up. Brush our teeth. Get dressed. Go to daycare. We have a very short time frame to do drop-off before the school bus picks up. Lately, daycare drop-off has been...
This post is part 5 of 5 in the series To Train Up a Child. I truly thought I had a few more years before this kind of drama began. And I kind of expected it to come from my eldest...

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Des Moines Urgent Care Guide

Here is a complete and comprehensive list of all Des Moines urgent care locations. Because sickness, injuries, and the unknown rarely happen when it's convenient.