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What to Expect When … Your Husband Gets a Vasectomy

Have you completed your family and are considering a permanent method of birth control? A vasectomy is a popular option for many, but both men and women may wonder what to expect. Here’s a quick overview What is a vasectomy? A vasectomy is a simple, permanent sterilization procedure for men. It’s generally safer, less invasive, […]

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Save Your Money: Twice Blessed Consignment Sale!

  One Mom’s Experience Last year was my first time attending Shepherd’s Flock Early Learning Center Twice Blessed Consignment Sale. I find that most consignment sales don’t have much for young, growing boys; most of it seems centered on baby girl clothes. Where are all the shoes for young boys? I never find shoes. Especially ones that […]

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Tips for Avoiding Head and Brain Injuries in Children

March is brain injury awareness month A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading source of childhood injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost half a million emergency department visits for TBIs are made each year for children ages 0-14. Children affected by TBIs are likely to need extensive intervention and educational support […]

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I Peed Myself: Urinary Incontinence and How Pelvic Physical Therapy Can Help

Childbirth is amazing! But it can also be hard on a woman’s body. Many women struggle with urinary or bowel incontinence and pelvic pain after childbirth, which can negatively impact their daily activities and even cause pain during intercourse. If that’s you, you don’t need to feel embarrassed, frustrated, or out of control. Pelvic floor […]

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Pregnancy and Birthing Classes: an Education for Two!

Pregnancy and birthing classes: What you and your partner can learn Having a baby and not sure where to start? Consider Mercy’s educational classes! All of the classes are personalized, interactive, and taught by certified childbirth educators. Their comprehensive curriculum is designed so you can participate in an array of classes – free of charge – from the […]

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Massage Heights Lakepointe Center Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Massage Heights Lakepointe Center in Clive has a great Valentine’s special for that lucky loved one in your life!   For $99, you can get a 90 minute massage + 3 elevations, or for $114, you can get a 90 minute facial + 3 elevations! With one quick stop, you are done with Valentine’s shopping, and you […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: for Kids!

We’ve all heard the phrase “new year, new me,” but have you considered extending this notion to your kids? The new year is a great time to set goals for not only yourself, but the entire family. It’s important to set an example for your kids to have something to strive for at a young […]

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Reasons to Love Rodan + Fields {and a Giveaway!}

This post was done in partnership with Ashton Israel, Independent Consultant for Rodan + Fields. 3 Reasons to Fall in Love Rodan + Fields The products use pharmaceutical-grade ingredients that are combined with active cosmetics and are clinically proven to get results.  Most products last 60 to 90 days. Some regimens you can go three months […]

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