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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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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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Twice Blessed Consignment Sale Des Moines Moms Blog 2018

Twice Blessed Consignment Sale 2018

Mamas, mark your calendars! Score amazing deals on all the gently-used kids’ clothes, toys, gear, and accessories you can fit in your trunk! The Twice Blessed Consignment Sale, a fundraiser for the Shepherd’s Flock Early Learning Center, is coming your way soon! With such affordable prices, this is a shopping spree you won’t feel guilty […]

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Handwriting Skills to Prepare Your Kids for Success

Mobile phones, tablets, digital assistants. These days it may seem that kids learn to type on a keyboard or ask Siri even before they can crawl. That doesn’t mean we should forget about teaching handwriting. Why Handwriting Matters Handwritten communication is still a part of our everyday lives. Whether it’s signing a birthday card or […]

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Getting ready to have a baby. Pregnancy prep for first time parents

How to Prepare for Having a Baby

“Where do I go when it’s time to have the baby?” This is a common question from first-time parents, and it’s an important one. The best way for parents to be comfortable with knowing where to go is to take a tour of places they are considering for the delivery of their baby. Hospital tour […]

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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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