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5 Tips to a Healthier and Happier School Year, Iowa Clinic | Des Moines Moms Blog

5 Tips to a Healthier and Happier School Year

This sponsored post is brought to you courtesy of The Iowa Clinic — providing comprehensive care for the entire family. Our author is pediatrician Dr. Jessica Greenley — a mom herself!  Tips for a Healthy and Happy School Year As the school year approaches, establishing new routines and healthy habits becomes top of mind for most parents. As […]

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Teachers--You Are Good Enough | Des Moines Moms Blog

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 Des Moines Moms Blog

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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Best Sensory Activity Ever: Ice Excavation! | Des Moines Moms Blog

Easiest, Cheapest, BEST Sensory Activity EVER!

My philosophy for kids activities: cheap, easy, and fun. Double bonus if they actually keep kids engaged for longer than it takes me to clean up the aftermath. I found the motherload of all sensory activities — cue giant ice cube excavation! This activity is perfect for those blistering hot days where kids need something […]

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Introducing Dr. Diana Pelzer at Des Moines Pediatric Dental Center | Des Moines Moms Blog

Introducing … Dr. Diana Pelzer at Des Moines Pediatric Dental Center!

Des Moines Pediatric Dental Center is thrilled to introduce their latest staff addition — Dr. Diana Pelzer, DDS. Now you have not one, but two great pediatric dentists when you bring your children into Des Moines Pediatric Dental Center. Starting August 1, you can schedule appointments with Dr. Pelzer and she will help teach your kiddos […]

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5 Tips for the Working Mom | Des Moines Moms Blog

5 Tips for the Working Mom

I’ve been working full-time since I graduated from Iowa State University. I worked through graduate school and through babies number one and number two. Although there are certainly times when I feel like I am furiously trying to keep my head just above the water, I am now almost six years in of juggling motherhood and career. […]

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Kindergarten Prep

5 Ideas for Having Fun with Kindergarten Prep This Summer

The thought of prepping for kindergarten and doing school type stuff over the summer just sends a chill up my spine. I want to have no agenda and just enjoy time with my baby before he goes off to school for a full day, but after one month of summer his little body is craving structure […]

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