My oldest child is headed back to school in person this fall to begin second grade. This is after a year of virtual school and spending the majority of the past 18 months at home with one of us....
I love to look through photo albums of old pictures… the rich memories tucked into a candid snapshot in time. Looking into their eyes I can see things now that I certainly didn't see all those years ago. We went...
ABCs. 123s. Shapes. Colors. Writing their name. Identifying letters. Writing and sounding out words. Patterns. Operations. Is YOUR kid Kindergarten ready? Since my oldest was in the womb three years old, my husband and I started thinking about her educational future....
Most of us would agree that our world needs more problem solvers, but how do we create them? The answer is STEAM activities.  What are STEAM activities?  STEAM activities, which include science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, provide children with hands-on opportunities to learn problem-solving...
It's that time of year to start thinking about going back to school. Those thoughts always come with both excitement and dread from parents and kids alike. Here at Des Moines Moms Blog, we want to equip you parents out there with...
  Last year after kindergarten round-up, we decided to redshirt our son for three main reasons: Lucan has a summer birthday and was one of the youngest in his class. He lacked social and emotional maturity. Kindergarten is hard. These...
I used to teach 5th grade, and I heard over and over again, "How can you teach 10 year olds every day? I could never do that!" It always struck me as funny because I truly love this age. Now...
It's January and probably the last thing on your mind is the following school year.  For our family, what to do for our children's schooling has been a topic of many conversations!  While we were leaning towards homeschooling, a...
I knew it would be one of the more labor-intensive decisions I would make as a parent. I wanted to take my time, do research, ask friends questions and for recommendations, and find just the right place for my...
UnityPoint Health has launched the Imagine the Amazing contest, which will award $25,000 this fall to a school to help its students live well. Healthier. Happier. Making a dream come true.

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