“Wait, is he singing to her?” My husband and I exchanged an intrigued glance from our exhausted places on the couch, as we strained to listen. Sure enough, we heard a wavering little voice rise in song above the sobs...
Bedtime - Help Your Child Get Their Best Rest Back to school schedules are in full gear as we settle in to new routines. As parents, you know how important sleep is to growth and development for healthy kids. Here...
“It’s just like riding a bike” is a phrase that’s supposed to mean something is easy to get back into after a long time away. But, if you’re a new enough mom to remember the pain of a birth...
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Pep Talk to Toddler Mom | Des Moines Moms Blog

Pep Talk for a Toddler Mom

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Dear Toddler Mama, First off, congrats! You made it this far! You survived babyhood! I’m throwing up all the ‘praise hands’ emojis for you. I know people keep telling you to buckle your seat belt and get ready for a wild...
Toddler Professions | Des Moines Moms Blog

Toddler Professions

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Toddlers seem ready for the work force at a bright young age of two or three. Below are some possible professions that my almost four-year-old has mastered in the last two years. Olympic Track Athlete Long or short distance runner, or...
Have you ever had one of those days when your kids won't stop crying and nothing you do can make them stop whining or hanging onto you? Sometimes the best way to get out of a funk is to...
When I was found out I was pregnant with baby number two, one thing immediately came to mind -- Sophia. I worried how she would adjust to the new baby. I worried that she would feel left out. I worried...
Life with a toddler is never boring. It certainly isn’t easy, but it’s always interesting. Our days are spent looking out the window for squirrels, having pretend picnics in under the table, and turning diaper boxes into fire engines. One...
I see the lines of my little girl’s face in the soft glow of the night light: the round curves of her cheeks, the soft point of her chin, and the upturn of her tiny nose. Her breath exhales...

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Science Center of Iowa Reopening Plan

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The Science Center of Iowa is back open to the public! The family-favorite destination is open on Saturdays and Sundays with new precautions to limit...