“Hey Elizabeth, could you get me some tampons when you go to the store?” It was said in a whisper in the hallway by my stepdaughter who was mortified to have to ask. A total stranger who came into...
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...
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...
I started geocaching with my kids when they were really young. We love learning how to find hidden treasures in our own city! It isn’t hard to get started, but knowing the basics for geocaching are important. The best...
If you give a tween a phone, she’ll eagerly agree to your pre-determined parental restrictions...at first.   When you enforce the bedtime restriction, she’ll beg for “a few more minutes” before surrendering her phone for the evening.   When you return her the...
. Even though parenting little ones seemed difficult at the time, I have come to realize that was the easiest parenting stage for me. I was totally in my element when my kids were young. Sure, it seemed like...
Our young women are trapped. Pretty and perfect like collector dolls perfectly preserved. They are positioned and posed in stillness, sliding up and down our news feed. Trapped behind glass the size of an iPhone. Their faces are beautiful,...
Social media wasn't something I had to navigate as a child. I got my first phone when I was a junior in high school and Facebook didn't come out until I was in college. As parents, most of us...
My daughter who just started 6th grade is kind, generous, really, really good at math, a Girl Scout who just got her Bronze Award. She also happens to have turquoise blue hair.  It may surprise some when they realize...
I’ve always been a big football fan. I was a statistician for my high school team. My dad played college football and spent nearly 35 years as a football referee. I know the game and I love the game....

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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.