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My Kids Love Kudo Banz, and I love Parenting More Positively

Raising young kids is tough. As children grow, they become more independent, curious, and, if I’m honest, more headstrong. Seeing my children blossom into their unique personalities is so much fun — but it’s not as enjoyable to nag them for the hundredth time to put their action figures away or plead with them to please […]

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Looking at School Options in Des Moines? Consider Bergman Academy!

Located in the heart of historic Greenwood Park at the former Science Center of Iowa, Bergman Academy is an accredited non-profit private school, providing 3-year-old through 8th grade secular education. Class sizes feature a 16:1 ratio and emphasize differentiated guided instruction. With an emphasis on rigor and relevance in the classroom, the teaching staff is […]

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Beyond Prenatal Care: UnityPoint Health Midwife Services

Finding a healthcare provider who makes you feel comfortable and heard is key. And when it comes to women’s health services, there’s an extra element of trust involved.  As a Des Moines transplant, I honestly didn’t seek out an OB/GYN in town right away. I was a few years behind friends who were having babies, […]

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Fuel Your Mom Life: Why E15 is a Good Gas Choice for Your Family

Busy moms wear many hats — often including being the family chauffeur. As my crew of little ones grew (we’re now a family of six!), I researched vehicle safety and consumer reviews, scouring the Internet for the perfect transporter for our busy, growing family. When I was pregnant, I studied the best-reviewed car seats. When […]

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