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Don’t Miss “Smurfs: The Lost Village” at The Color Run Des Moines!

Do you know what makes The Color Run’s “happiest 5K on the planet” even happier? When you add in the Smurfs! Register for a fun-filled and colorful morning when you join runners and their families for The Des Moines Color Run.  Join the Smurfs on their biggest adventure yet at  The Des Moines Color Run […]

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20 Dates under $20: A Summer (Grown-Up) Bucket List

As the end of school drew near and my working mama guilt started to increase, I found myself working on our family’s kiddo-focused bucket list. (If you’re interested in creating your own, our monthly guides and this pool guide are great resources!) But as I was working on the list of parks, ice cream shops, and festivals […]

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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: 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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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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