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Why You Should Consider a Midwife for Obstetric Care

Have you ever wondered how a midwife is different from an obstetrician? As midwives become more common, we wanted to share what expecting mothers should know when selecting their provider. Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses who graduated from a nurse-midwifery education program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), and passed a […]

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Self Care and Mental Health Awareness

As moms we may feel like we are constantly pouring from an empty cup. We are stretched thin and sometimes feel as though we are being pulled in a hundred different directions. It’s easy for self care to get bumped to the bottom of our priority list. Taking care of ourselves becomes a foreign concept […]

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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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