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tummy aches

Why Kids Get Tummy Aches

“My tummy hurts” or “I have a tummy ache” are frequent complaints heard by parents.   Stomach and intestinal upset in children can be worrisome, but in the majority of cases parents can be assured their children are healthy. Mercy’s Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic has three pediatric gastroenterologists on staff to diagnosis and offer care options for pediatric […]

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Giving back birthday presents

Giving Back Birthday Party: Presents for the Community

I love celebrating birthdays. Some of my favorite childhood memories are from my friend birthday parties my mom would put together. I was excited to get to start our own tradition with my kids of throwing parties for them to celebrate with their friends.  Last year as we neared my daughter’s 8th birthday, I looked around […]

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embracing the slow | Des Moines Moms Blog

Embracing the Slow: Choosing Less for my Kids

The possibilities are endless when it comes to extra activities for kids. From sports to gymnastics and dance to Lego Club and Girl/Boy Scouts, the list goes on and on. Some of these activities start for kids as young as 3! You may be surprised then, when I tell you my kids are in zero […]

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summertime mom

Summertime Mom

Overall, I would consider myself a pretty good mom. Of course, some days are better than others, but at the end of the day, I give myself a more than passing grade for the job I’m doing. Sure, there are days and times throughout the year when motherhood feels exhausting, overwhelming, and like it’s sucking […]

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Des Moines pools

Beat the Heat! Guide to Des Moines Area Pools

These scorching Iowa temperatures have thrust us into summer mode. If you’re heading to one of the Des Moines Area pools to cool off, here are some tips to give you that extra push into the deep end. Refuel If you’re staying for a long trip to the pool, pack waterproof sunscreen and snacks for break […]

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