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Stop Telling Kids you love them

Stop Telling Your Kids You Love Them

While playing King of the Mountain with my pile of laundry, I looked at the clock and realized it was time to leave for an appointment. I reached for my shoes and only found one next to me. So, I did what I always do. I called for my 9 year old to help me […]

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Connecting to Your Kids' Hearts

3 Creative Ways to Connect With Your Kids

My kids are ages nine, eight and four, so I have left the hazy, crazy days of infant and toddler parenting. I am no longer changing diapers and scanning the living room for choking hazards. Instead I find myself reminding my nine-year-old to unload the dishwasher, telling my 8-year-old he can pour himself a bowl […]

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Des Moines Winter Survival Guide Winter Bucket List Central Iowa for Families

Winter Bucket List: 25 Things to Do in Des Moines This Winter

Wondering how to beat cabin fever? The mom-approved winter ideas on our winter bucket list feature things to do around Des Moines, as well as free, boredom-busting ideas you can do without leaving your living room! Whether you want to stay warm and cozy at home or head out to some of central Iowa’s best sledding […]

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