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Going to the Emergency Room with Kids: What to expect in the ER

What to Expect When You Go to the ER

Hospitals, doctors, insurance, and all things medical are far from my forte, and well outside my comfort level, but after two trips to Blank Children’s Hospital’s ER and a full day at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital this past month, I’ve learned a few things about what to expect. Now that we are all […]

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Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen

Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen?

The first line of defense for your aches, pains and general unrest is the medicine cabinet. Once you start feeling under the weather, you pop a couple pills of acetaminophen or ibuprofen/naproxen. And before you know it — relief! It’s such a habitual reaction, that you probably don’t even think about your choice. You take […]

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SCIowa Family STEM

Science Center of Iowa: Family STEM Institute

The Science Center of Iowa is offering a new program for families who want to help their kids get a head start on STEM learning. Family STEM Institute classes are led by early childhood experts from the SCI Preschool. These educators understand children’s natural inclination to explore and are experts at informal learning. Classes focus […]

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Des Moines Moms Guide to April 2018

With our April guide to events and activities in Des Moines, your family will have no reason to say, “Mom, I’m bored!” — trust us! This curated calendar features unique spring events (Beautiful Bulldog Contest! Donut festivals! Astronauts! Free pony rides!). Here’s to enjoying all that Des Moines has to offer this month: no assembly required. […]

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indoor play

Des Moines Indoor Play Guide

Need to get the wiggles out? Des Moines offers tons of fun and engaging options for indoor play – and we’ve compiled a comprehensive indoor play guide just for Des Moines moms! The Indoor Play Guide is a paid advertising opportunity, brought to you in collaboration with our presenting sponsor Sky Zone Trampoline Park. If you’re […]

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Why We Love the Enrichment Therapy and Learning Center

This post is sponsored by Enrichment Therapy and Learning Center Des Moines, but all thoughts and opinions are expressed honestly by myself.My oldest child, Lucy, was a toddler when we learned she had some developmental delays. After evaluations with a variety of professionals, she received diagnoses of mixed expressive-receptive language disorder, sensory processing disorder, and […]

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