There have been a lot of Big Feelings around our house this year: rage, sadness, joy, and confusion, among others. The kids have been emotional, too.   More and more Iowa schools are recognizing these feelings and the need to explicitly and...
It's a myth that you'll always be motivated to work out. That's just not the case. It really comes down to two things: habits and consistency.  Motivation comes and goes. But when you have created the habit of exercise it...
August means one thing: all things back to school! From shopping for school supplies, finding out teacher assignments, and squeezing in all those last-minute school physicals, dentist appointments, and vision exams! August also is National Children’s Vision Month. Did...
What to know about necrotizing enterocolitis, a gastrointestinal disease commonly found in preemies and newborns. Fragile newborn babies may require treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit.  Sometimes during their hospitalization, a baby’s health will take a sudden dip....
You don't need to fear the water when you are with your kids, but you do need to take precautions so everyone is safe and has a good time. Here are water safety tips for families from The Iowa...
When faced with the question “What’s for dinner tonight?”, finding an answer can sometimes be daunting. With all the different recipes to choose from, and the lack of time you have to fix a meal, finding a solution for...
What parents need to know about COVID-19 vaccination for children 12+ The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized in the United States for ages 12 to 15. Here’s everything you need to know to feel confident scheduling your child’s vaccine. Are COVID-19 vaccines...
Hawki Program Helps Working Families Afford Medical Care For Children Silvia contacted EveryStep’s Hawki Outreach program after being referred by a local pregnancy center. She had recently moved to central Iowa with her husband and three young children and had...
  Caring for your newborn shouldn’t be a pain in the neck. There’s nothing quite like holding your newborn in your arms. During those first months with your baby, you do a lot of looking down and hunching your shoulders during...
Summer is here! And with summer comes adventure – biking, swimming, trips to visit grandparents, and more. Keep these summer safety tips in mind as you have fun with your kids this summer. Bike Safety Bike rides are classic summer fun....

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Create Memorable Birthday Parties With Urban Air

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Celebrations spark joy. They make memories. They reaffirm community and signify togetherness. Kids' birthday parties are some of the best celebrations people can join in on....