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In a World of Chaos, Choose Kindness

2016 was a hard year. It seems to be “the worst year ever” according to a multitude of social media memes. And, quite frankly, I must agree that it wasn’t a great one. In my family, 2016 brought with it identity theft, a miscarriage, and the loss of my widely beloved father-in-law, Curt. I know […]

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Enrolling Your Child at Bergman Academy

This featured business highlight is brought to you by Bergman Academy.  1.  Small student to teacher ratio 7:1 preschool, 9:1 Pre-Kindergarten and 16:1 Kindergarten-8th grade 2.  Individualized guided instruction 3.  Project-based learning 4.  Foreign language instruction starting at age 3 5. Located in the heart of oldest city park in Des Moines, Greenwood Park. With 80 acres […]

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Prenatal Visits with a Pediatrician

This sponsored post is brought to you courtesy of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. We surround you with care to help you get healthy and stay healthy. Pregnancy is an exciting time! Many expecting parents spend the nine months of pregnancy reading pregnancy books, talking with friends who have had children, scouring social media for pregnancy articles, […]

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Indoor Air Quality: Tips for Families with Allergies and Asthma

This post was sponsored by Wyckoff Heating & Cooling – serving Central Iowa for over 65 years. This post is part 4 of 6 in our Home Efficiency Series sponsored by Wyckoff Heating and Cooling. In part 1, we shared “Home Efficiency 101” from Erica, a busy mom of four. Part 2 was about how to and why it’s essential […]

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Creating Teams of Tomorrow – TOT Greater Des Moines

Did anyone else get super motivated by the Rio Olympics to a) get beach volleyball abs, b) start their kids in some sort of program so I can give Aly Raisman’s parents a run for their money, or c) see if they can run a four minute mile? No, just me? Okay…. While I don’t […]

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Teachers – You Are Good Enough

This time of the year brings much notice to the toils of teaching. As a first-year teacher, I struggled. I struggled a lot. I struggled with my students, figuring out expectations and navigating a new place, piecing together years of woven notes in teaching guides and curriculum, and simply decoding the masses of abbreviated educational […]

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Rounded Minds – Creating Strong Bodies and Remarkable Language Skills

This sponsored post is brought to you by Rounded Minds.  Are you interested in giving your child’s brain a boost? What about giving your child the gift of creativity and choosing words in different languages? How would you feel if you could help your child learn a second language while also doing it in a fun, active […]

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