Everyone knows bringing home a baby can be a stressful time for parents, but did you know a new baby can also be stressful for older siblings? Depending on their ages, big siblings can experience a variety of big...
Every year it is recommended that your child receive an annual health maintenance exam. These health exams are also used for your child’s enrollment in school, sports, and camps. And while these are routine checkups, they also help set...
I remember learning how to shave my legs as a kid. My friends and I would discuss the latest shaving techniques we read in Seventeen magazine, like spelling Mississippi on each shaving stroke.  None of that worked for me. For...
It's almost summer break and family vacation is right around the corner. I’ll be honest – when it comes to travel and vacation, we don’t usually think about good habits. In fact, it usually throws us off balance! You’re in...
Jen Stimson shares tips for creating good mental health foundations with your kids.
You asked, we answered! Des Moines Mom readers submitted questions about COVID vaccines for children, and we had the unique opportunity to sit down with a local doctor to have your questions answered. We are grateful for the opportunity to...
Looking for a pediatrician in Des Moines? Here's a guide to Des Moines pediatricians and family medicine physicians to help you choose.
At the fresh age of 23 when I had my first daughter, I didn’t realize how much one tiny human could teach ME. Becoming a mom truly helped me become the best version of myself. I spent time focusing...
We are delighted to be able to speak with Vicky Wieben about mental health tips for handling holiday stress.
Learning your child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be an overwhelming time for families. When you are looking after a child with autism, there’s some important information to help your family thrive.  What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism...

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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.