You don't need to fear the water when you are with your kids, but you do need to take precautions so everyone is safe and has a good time. Here are water safety tips for families from The Iowa...
As I stood in the kitchen in the middle of the night, sobbing as I carefully measured scoops of formula to dump into a bottle, I couldn’t shake the overwhelming feeling that I was failing my child. What is wrong...
My daughter will be one this month, and it brings me to tears to think our breastfeeding journey is slowly coming to an end. This year has been how most moms dream breastfeeding will go. Easy from the beginning. Baby...
Dietary Guidelines show that infants from birth to 2 years of age are lacking nutrients needed for proper development. Do not worry, Iowa Pork Producers Association will fill you in! After concerns about the lack of nutrients in infant diets, dietary...
New parents stress about lots of things, including how to feed their baby. From breastmilk and formula to baby food basics, Blank Children’s Hospital has got you covered! Breastfeeding and Pumping Many new moms choose to breastfeed their babies. Although it...
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. During this month the unique grief bereaved parents experience is recognized. In October, we come together to demonstrate support to the many families who have suffered such a tragic loss. This...
New moms need encouragement now more than ever. Besides the expected emotional changes and physical healing from birth, new moms are also learning to parent their newborn during a global pandemic. It is common in our society to hear...
You probably know it is reading to your child is important. Did you know starting earlier is better? From the day they are born, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers develop language skills and pre-literacy skills every day that help them become...
Moms hear about all the things we should and should not eat while pregnant, but are rarely reminded of the possible dietary restrictions while breastfeeding. While nursing both of my boys I was challenged with adjusting my diet to...
Before I became a parent, I naively compiled a mental list of all the things I would never do as a parent: No screens until they’re older. Limited sugar. They will NOT behave badly in public. Co-sleeping is not...

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10 Free Things to Do in Des Moines this Summer

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Who doesn't love a family activity that's free!? We found 10 fun things you can do with your family that won't cost you anything....