Last fall my husband tested positive for Covid-19. Thankfully, my daughter and I were able to avoid getting Covid as he self-isolated in our home. It was not easy but I am sharing our story in case you find...
A lot of things have changed in our world over the last year, but the need for blood donors has remained the same. Whether we are living through unprecedented times or just trying to survive another manic Monday, people...
As Sars-CoV-2 (COVID-19) continues to be at the forefront of our attention, many parents are struggling with the decision of whether or not to let their child/children participate in winter/spring sports; is it safe? You may ask why this decision...
The mental burden for moms is heavy. We worry about our kids, we worry we aren't doing enough as moms, we worry about our relationships. Throw in a pandemic, school from home, economic instability, divisive politics, and racial unrest...
Our minds are funny things. When we have a chance to win a fabulous trip, we think, “There’s NO way I’ll win.” But, if it’s something bad – like COVID-19 – we think, “I’m definitely going to the hospital...
Hey 2021! So good to see you! If any of you are like me, we spent a good part of 2020 adjusting to new routines and lots more family and home time. 2020 was tumultuous but also a time...
dry january

My Dry January

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  The last two years my husband and I have participated in Dry January. After a year of week-night glasses of wine, we needed a reset and are going for year three.  Why Dry January? In the past, it has been a...
Ensuring patients have access to health care is a priority at MercyOne.  Recent innovations within their clinics provide patients access to COVID-19 testing and their primary care providers with ease of use through online scheduling, virtual visits, and ongoing,...
It's the new year and now is the time of year we’re thinking about resolutions. And often that involves our health. But what if we looked at resolutions differently this year? Instead of focusing on limiting our foods, working...

I’m Done with Diets

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I’ve never been particularly good at making or keeping New Year’s Resolutions, but this year I’m making one that I’m almost positive I’ll be able to keep.   I’m not going to diet anymore.   I’ve been on a diet or thinking I...

In + Around Des Moines

Summer Safety Equals Summer Fun

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Summer is a great time for your family to enjoy outdoor activities. Learn ways to keep your children safe and healthy while they enjoy...
Des Moines Fireworks

Des Moines Fireworks