We're honored to share this sponsored post featuring Lifetime Family Vision Center - providing complete eye care to families in central Iowa. About Lifetime Family Vision Lifetime Vision is the premier optometry practice in the Johnston, Iowa area. We offer the...
Des Moines Moms Blog is honored to partner with the Iowa Events Center. We're thankful for all of the FUN they bring to central Iowa for our families! Sunday, September 22nd is Elephant Appreciation Day and Megan, the Marketing Manager...

Suicide Prevention

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There are few things that hold the same weight, pain, and confusion as losing someone to suicide. Much like mental illness in general, when someone we know suffers with suicidal thoughts, we can feel helpless to know how to...
Dear Little One, Last week I saw you off to start this journey we call school. It wasn't without emotion, as handing you over to someone else for care will never be easy. You were so excited though.... I could...
Postpartum depression can be a really scary thing. I think it is becoming less scary because people are talking about it. Women are talking about what it felt like for them and how they got help. Men are talking...
"Make sure you follow directions and listen to your teachers," I say as I walk my almost 4-year-old son, Drake, into his first night of Vacation Bible School. He holds my hand tightly and quietly tells me that he...
Kids are so much easier when they are young. Oh, I know many of you are reading this with one child on your lap tossing Cheerios at your computer screen while another is tugging at your arm, and you are...
Help your child learn, grow and succeed with this amazing preschool curriculum. I have loved using it with my girls and I am thankful for the opportunity to try it. Funshine Express makes learning super easy and fun. This...
Mother Goose Time is a professionally developed preschool curriculum that nurtures the whole child and supports the child's social, emotional and intellectual growth. Mother Goose Time offers monthly curriculum kits of theme-based, hands-on activities, art projects and early literacy and...
I had the pleasure of enjoying a facial at Massage Heights in Clive earlier this month. I had never had a facial before in my life, but I was excited for something new and refreshing. As I age, and...

In + Around Des Moines

Des Moines Outdoor Summer Concert Guide 2022

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Warm nights, lawn chairs, snacks, and refreshments, all make for a perfect outdoor concert experience. From nights at a local winery or the big...