Pancakes, who does not love them??? They have been the life saver for our family while we embarked on feeding a kiddo with multiple allergies who is super picky. Over the years I have experimented and found a winning, allergy friendly, pancake recipe that is super simple, fun, and can be made with so many […]
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Summer is a time for fun, but it can also pose hazards such as extreme heat. Between 2006 and 2010, more than 3,000 people died from heat-related illnesses according to UptoDate. Taking appropriate precautions and having heat awareness can make all the difference in keeping you and your family safe. One important precaution: Always check […]
Summertime is full of fun activities for you and your family. Whether you’re spending the last few weeks hanging out at the pool or gearing up for fall sports, you have your hands (and calendar) full. Unfortunately, illnesses, accidents, and injuries have a way of happening when you least expect them. The good news is […]
I had just made lunch for my girls and was finishing my workout. This workout was particularly hard and I was almost done but struggling. I looked over and my girls were watching me while they were eating. It occurred to me, I am showing them what it looks like to not give up, to […]
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It’s no secret that we LOVE instagram! I’m definitely guilty of hiding from my kids and escaping to the world of pretty pictures and funny quotes–tell me I’m not alone! But really, instagram is my favorite form of social media. I love seeing pictures of friends and family and also following local businesses. And I […]
Choosing a pediatrician or family doctor is a big decision. We’ve compiled a list of Des Moines pediatricians and primary care physicians to help you.
Dear Moms, As a mom, your needs often come last. It’s easy to believe you don’t have time for self care. Instead, it’s always kids first, then your hubby, friends, pets, errands, and if anytime is left, YOU! I love this quote: “You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” I never really understood self care […]
I was on antidepressants for almost a decade. I started taking them after the birth of my second daughter. I suffered from postpartum depression. I identified what I was experiencing as postpartum depression because I had suffered from it 7 years earlier after the birth of my oldest daughter. Only at that time, I didn’t […]
“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 […]