Back-to-school time is one of my favorite times of year. I get nostalgic about the excitement I felt as a girl and even as a college student every fall. Fresh starts. New pens and post-its. The crisp, clean pages of an untouched notebook ready to be filled with notes. Growing up as one of seven […]
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We are thrilled to announce details of our next event: our Family Fun Day event! Check out all the details below. Who: All Des Moines Metro families! What: A morning of fun for all! Tickets are all inclusive and include all activities, snacks, a goody bag for each child ticket, and access to all giveaways as part of […]
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Don’t worry Mom, we’ve got you covered! Keep your kids busy (and preserve your sanity!) all summer long with these fun summer activities.
I love celebrating birthdays. Some of my favorite childhood memories are from my friend birthday parties my mom would put together. I was excited to get to start our own tradition with my kids of throwing parties for them to celebrate with their friends. Last year as we neared my daughter’s 8th birthday, I looked around […]
The possibilities are endless when it comes to extra activities for kids. From sports to gymnastics and dance to Lego Club and Girl/Boy Scouts, the list goes on and on. Some of these activities start for kids as young as 3! You may be surprised then, when I tell you my kids are in zero […]
“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 […]
These scorching Iowa temperatures have thrust us into summer mode. If you’re heading to one of the Des Moines Area pools to cool off, here are some tips to give you that extra push into the deep end. Refuel If you’re staying for a long trip to the pool, pack waterproof sunscreen and snacks for break […]
When I grew up in the early 1980s, my mom would kick us kids out of the house every summer morning. The pool was on the agenda for each afternoon, but between breakfast and lunch, the schedule was wide open and it was up to me, my siblings, and our neighborhood friends to figure out […]
Before we had kids, I swore I would never be the “busy” mom running her kids to and from activities. I imagined we would have quiet evenings at home eating healthy dinners and sharing delightful conversation. My car would be clean as no toys, screens, or food would be allowed inside. Who was I kidding?!?! […]