Do you date your kids? I really enjoy spending 1:1 time with my kids. We started this practice when my oldest son was three, and now that he's a teenager, we are still going on mother-son dates at least...
This sponsored post is brought to you courtesy of The Iowa Clinic -- providing comprehensive care for the entire family. Our author is pediatrician Dr. Jessica Greenley -- a mom herself!  Tips for a Healthy and Happy School Year As the school year approaches,...
Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center, P.C. (ETLC) is a pediatric clinic dedicated to enriching the lives of children for a brighter future.  Their services include speech-language therapy, individual tutoring, and the Language Enrichment Academic Program (LEAP). Speech Therapy Do you have difficulty...
Summer is here and my boys are so excited for their summer of fun! This means endless video games, sleeping in, ... Just Kidding! While our summers aren't overly structured, we do have some general guidelines we've used for...
This guide to Des Moines Summer Camps is a comprehensive guide to all summer camps in Des Moines.
Disclaimer: Just like there are stay-at-home moms, working moms, Pinterest moms, and anti-slime moms, there are different kinds of allergy moms. Some of us avoid foods “manufactured in a facility” while others of us simply debate whether “may contain...
A Tale of Two Goldfish Swimmers and Two Wildly Different Stories I have two children with very different personalities and levels of athleticism. Both came from the same gene pool, but you couldn’t prove it if you asked their...
Seven.

Seven.

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Seven years. That is how old my oldest will turn this month. How did that happen? When did she grow up? It has gone by WAY too fast. Now she is three years away from being ten. Eleven years away...

Back to School To Dos

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Back-to-school time is one of my favorite times of year. I get nostalgic about the excitement I felt as a girl and even as a college student every fall. Fresh starts. New pens and post-its. The crisp, clean pages...
I devoured parenting books, blogs, and websites when our first-born came home. Once I “mastered” baby life, I took a break from the books. Now that we’ve had our third child, I’ve returned to the professionals.   Babies were a...

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How to Celebrate Juneteenth

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Do you and your family know what Juneteenth is? Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition...
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