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Ideas to Ease the Tricky Back to Middle School Transition

I see you, first day of school. Looming in the second half of August, just hanging out. Waiting to be recognized by teachers, parents, and students. Some might have had this date circled since May, while others are still pretending you’re a ways off. However you’re looked at, there you wait. And sooner or later […]

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4 Ways to Help Kids Through Fall Sports Injuries

4 Ways to Help Kids Through Fall Sports Injuries

This post is sponsored by The Iowa Clinic. When your kids go from playing in the backyard to playing organized sports, your role as a mom changes, too. You’re no longer the playtime supervisor and caretaker. Whatever happens is completely out of your control. Your job now is cheerleader — No. 1 fan. Seeing your […]

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Partnering With Your Child’s Health Care Provider

Choosing a primary care provider for your child is very important. He or she will become a close partner in caring for your child’s health from birth through their teen years. Building a trusting relationship is therefore in your best interest. Here are tips to foster a great partnership Communicating with your child’s provider is […]

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Free Activities for Families in Des Moines

There’s no denying that there are tons of kid-friendly places to go and things to see in Des Moines during the summer. The activities are endless, but at times can be expensive. Finding different options every day can add up! Luckily, there are plenty of free activities that are not only fun and entertaining but […]

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