I remember when I first became a mom and was drowning in tiredness and confusion, I saw a mom talking about how wonderful life was now that her children were "of a certain age". I wondered, what are these...
My name is Mary, and I am a wrestling mom. I should clarify to add that I am a girl wrestler mom. I know, I didn’t see it coming either. Here’s how it happened and what I learned along...
Throughout my entire pregnancy, I planned to breastfeed my twins. I breastfed my first and it was truly the greatest bonding experience. I began reading many blogs about tandem feeding, while it was very intimidating, I knew I wanted...
My oldest son's birthday is coming up and I'm feeling sentimental about his birth. It was 15 years ago and I've forgotten many of the details from the day we first met. It was a very long labor over Christmas...
Are you working on holiday shopping? Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the flashy toys for babies and toddlers that all claim to be good for development. If you still have gifts to buy for the kids on your...
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...

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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.