Does your baby need a little more tummy time? Babies have very malleable noggins. The bones of the skull are not fused in infancy, which allows passage through the birth canal and rapid growth of the brain in the first year. This also means how we position infants affects how these bones align, grow, […]
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Des Moines Moms Blog is thrilled to be releasing the 2017 Pregnancy & Postpartum Guide. This Des Moines Pregnancy and Postpartum guide has ALL the resources needed for a successful pregnancy and postpartum period in the Des Moines area.
Located in the heart of historic Greenwood Park at the former Science Center of Iowa, Bergman Academy is an accredited non-profit private school, providing 3-year-old through 8th grade secular education. Class sizes feature a 16:1 ratio and emphasize differentiated guided instruction. With an emphasis on rigor and relevance in the classroom, the teaching staff is […]
Don’t miss Stuff Etc Clive grand opening, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Come celebrate the opening of the newest Stuff Etc in the Des Moines metro. (You may remember the location as the old Dahl’s at Hickman and 86th St). Enjoy refreshments, giveaways, and of course, shopping! Check out their Facebook page […]
Minivans get a bad rap compared to their seemingly cooler cousin, the SUV. But when you have lots of littles in tow, a minivan is a dream. We’re setting out to answer the question: Who wins in the battle of minivan vs. SUV? Here’s what you need to know about the perks of driving a […]
The loss of a baby either during pregnancy or after birth is devastating for parents, even if they have time to prepare for it. Mercy Women & Infants’ Center has a dedicated Perinatal Hospice and Infant Bereavement program that is available to provide support to parents going through an infant death. Ann Valdez is Mercy’s […]
Busy moms wear many hats — often including being the family chauffeur. As my crew of little ones grew (we’re now a family of six!), I researched vehicle safety and consumer reviews, scouring the Internet for the perfect transporter for our busy, growing family. When I was pregnant, I studied the best-reviewed car seats. When […]
Bedtime – Help Your Child Get Their Best Rest Back to school schedules are in full gear as we settle in to new routines. As parents, you know how important sleep is to growth and development for healthy kids. Here are a few tips to help your child rest for success: What Happens When Your […]
“I just had a baby. Why do I feel so down? Why am I not filled with joy?” Believe it or not, this is not unusual. You are not alone – roughly 50 to 80 percent of women go through what is called “baby blues”. This is an emotional condition causing tearfulness, self-doubt, worry, unhappiness, […]
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