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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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Profile by Sanford Takes Guess Work Out of Weight Loss + Special Discount

This post is sponsored by Profile by Sanford. As moms, we take care of everyone else. We cut grapes into quarters for our toddlers and remember to pencil in back-to-school doctors appointments for our big kids. We ensure our families are healthy, often placing a healthy lifestyle for ourselves on the backburner.   Thankfully, it […]

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Don’t Miss Pint Size Science Classes at the Science Center of Iowa

Do you have a curious toddler or preschool-aged child who loves to learn and discover new things?  The Science Center of Iowa is offering Pint Size Science classes for children ages 20 months to 5 years old. The classes reflect current brain research, which shows that academic learning is directly connected to emotion. Young children need […]

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Best Moms Night Out: AR Workshop® Ankeny

This post was sponsored by AR Workshop Ankeny. However all opinions and reviews are my own. Hands down, our Des Moines Moms Blog contributor team will tell you they had a blast at our night out at AR Workshop® Ankeny. What things make a night out one to remember? Great friends? Fabulous atmosphere? Wine? Laughter? Combine […]

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McAlister’s Deli is Coming to Des Moines (And Their $1.99 Kids Meals Are Amazing!)

Get pumped, moms: McAlister’s Deli is headed to Des Moines! McAlister’s is a fast-casual restaurant known for its variety of tasty deli menu options (with large portions!), welcoming environment, Famous Sweet Tea, and my personal fave: $1.99 Kids Meals. When Iowa got its first McAlister’s Deli last October, located in West Des Moines off Mills […]

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Summer is Here: Now What? Tips for What to Eat, Do, and How to Keep Bugs Away

What will my kids eat all summer? What activities should I be planning to keep them busy and off electronics? The bugs – what do I do about them? These are all the questions running through the minds of moms everywhere as summer kicks-off. Rest assured, The Iowa Clinic has your back. What’s Going In Their […]

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