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Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

This sponsored post is brought to you courtesy of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. The holiday season is upon us, and parents everywhere are searching for the perfect gifts for their little ones. With the rising popularity of electronics, even with the very young, it’s tempting to focus on buying gifts that our kids will […]

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childbirth classes

New childbirth class options cater to parents’ (and grandparents’) needs

This post is sponsored by MercyOne Des Moines Medical CenterMercyOne Des Moines is highly known for personalized, interactive and comprehensive childbirth class options to help in planning for your baby’s arrival. They walk families through their options and give them tools they need need to develop their birth plan, also known as a birth communication […]

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STEAM at Goddard School

STEAM in Early Childhood Education  

This post was sponsored by The Goddard School® WaukeeMost of us would agree that our world needs more problem solvers, but how do we create them? The answer is STEAM activities.  What are STEAM activities?  STEAM activities, which include science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, provide children with hands-on opportunities to learn problem-solving skills while exercising their creative and critical thinking skills. STEAM […]

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gestational diabetes

What You Need to Know About Gestational Diabetes

This post is sponsored by MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a common disorder of pregnancy affecting roughly 9 percent of all pregnancies. What is Gestational Diabetes? GDM develops due to hormones associated with pregnancy that make your body more resistant to the effects of insulin. Risk factors for GDM include advanced […]

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organic food

The Truth about Organic Food

This post is sponsored by Commonground Iowa.As we head into the holiday season, we all become bombarded with food advertising. The truth is, shopping for your family and making healthy choices is getting harder and harder. Finding a trusted source of information in order to make healthy informed decisions for your family is important, which […]

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