Goldfish Swim School has easily become my favorite place for swim lessons and the place I recommend to all my friends when they ask about lessons. Both of my swimmers are at different levels and skill sets, but Goldfish...
Twelve years ago when I found out I was pregnant with a girl I was excited. I grew up with three sisters so I knew girls; I knew I would have this girl mom thing down. Visions of sparkles...
I have been alive for 43 years. For the better part of 16 of those years, I have been diapering one or more of my children.   My youngest will be four soon and while he definitely took his sweet time...
If you’re reading this, most likely you are on some device- a cell phone, computer, or tablet. AND you probably came across this post via social media. This last year has stretched us as women, partners, and parents. One thing...
In 1987 my best friend, my little brother, was born. We were 16 months apart and inseparable. We would raise hell all around the country, get in serious trouble almost daily, and always blame it on the other sibling. I...
Like many moms, after I brought my daughter home from the hospital I often thought of all those special things we would share together in our mother-daughter relationship. This included things such as shopping sprees where I would watch...
I hear most women being very definitive about "our family is complete" or "we can't wait to have more."  I didn't say either after our daughter was born. How do you decide? I can say I treated her like she...
Happy April Fool's Day! But seriously...how many Iowans would lose their minds if IKEA would grace us with their presence? After all, we love trendy, affordable furniture, quirky home goods, as well as Swedish meatballs and lingonberry drink just as...
Our daughter is a planner. She likes occasions. In her five years of life, she’s planned an untold number of events - real and imagined - to celebrate. The pandemic has only enhanced her planning. She’s refused to be restricted...
Hi, I’m Abbey Kennedy! An Iowa native, I was born and raised on Des Moines’ southside. SE 14th gives me good nostalgic vibes! My favorite used bookstore, Help A Mind Thrive, Keep a Book Alive exists on my childhood...

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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...