Every other Thursday morning, I sit in a patterned turquoise chair working on my laptop while my son Alex, an active 9-year-old with balance issues, navigates a swinging obstacle course, bounces balls two at a time, and plays board...
Nothing is worse than home upgrades that take weeks upon weeks to complete and leave the house a total disaster. After all, the point of home upgrades is to make things look better, right? Larger upgrades like new appliances,...
With each passing day, we inch closer and closer to Santa soaring through the sky to deliver goodies to all the good boys and girls across the metro! The holidays can often be a time of added stress (all...
Fall in the Midwest is ideal for preparing your lawn and landscape for the winter season. So what can you do now to prepare for next year? Read on to find out! Lawn Care Experts agree, fertilizing in the fall will...
Today we live in a culture where having debt is considered to be the norm. Sometimes it’s even seen as a right of passage or the entrance into adulthood. You accumulate student loans, credit cards, and vehicle loans as...
It is said that ‘life happens.’ Sometimes the AC unit goes out in the middle of a July heatwave. Sometimes your back hurts so much after shoveling for days that you go out and buy the biggest snowblower you...
It’s an all too familiar situation. Your child just had a birthday and you’re silently weeping to yourself buried under a mountain of toys. Ok, that might be a bit over-dramatic (but maybe not). This was me after my 4-year-old’s...
It’s happened! You need to buy a car and found the perfect set of wheels. You stayed within your budget. The sales agent even helped you get the price you wanted! Now that’s a win! But then you realize, there...
There are few things in life that are certain. These include death, taxes, and laundry. Yup, that’s right. The literally never-ending task of washing clothes, drying them, folding them, ironing, and putting them away. It feels impossible to be caught...
I’ve been spending a lot of time at home. I bet you have been too. When I have extra time on my hands I like to decorate.  Two years ago our family moved into a bigger house. Because it was...

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Things to do in Des Moines in February 2022

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry is proud to serve Waukee and the surrounding communities and has a board-certified pediatric dentist on...