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Don’t Skip the Nursery Rhymes!

Should you read nursery rhymes with your babies? Toddlers? Preschoolers? The overwhelming evidence suggests a big, resounding YES! But aren’t they old and outdated? Before you jump to conclusions about reading centuries-old poetry, hear me out. I recently read an article about the importance of reading nursery rhymes to young children. The more I thought about […]

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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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The Best Donuts in Des Moines

I love donuts. And the selection of donuts in Des Moines does not disappoint. Growing up, I seldom had the opportunity to engulf myself in the gooey fried greatness of a nice fresh donut. Due to that fact, when I ate a donut, ANY donut, it always tasted absolutely delicious. All it took to make […]

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The Goddard School® Waukee: Gardening with Your Preschooler

This post was sponsored by The Goddard School® Waukee The Goddard School® of Waukee incorporates gardening into its daily curriculum for students twelve months through six years. We truly value the beauty of the gardening process as we guide children in planning, planting, watering, weeding, and maintaining different types of plants. Every child participates in gardening […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to April Events 2019

This post is sponsored by the City of Johnston Kites on the Green. We are thrilled to partner with the City of Johnston to promote their Kites on the Green event Saturday, May 4. Join in on the fun during the family-friendly festival featuring giant show kite displays, celebrity bol races, free kite building, live […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to March 2019

Awww, spring! It’s really coming, well, at least Spring Break will be here soon. If you’re planning a staycation in Des Moines, be sure to check out our complete list of Spring Break Camps and Activities.  There are also plenty of fun-filled family activities–and a few date night ideas–going on throughout the month. Mark your […]

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