A new swim school in Ankeny starts students at age 6 months, aims to help families love water When it comes to the question of when a child should start swimming lessons, the answers are as diverse as you might...
Breastfeeding your baby can be one of the most rewarding experiences. It can also be very stressful. Breastfeeding takes practice and patience. Babies don’t always follow our plans, which can create challenges with breastfeeding. MercyOne Des Moines offers two breastfeeding...
Looking for early education and preschool options for your child? Des Moines Mom Preschool and Early Childhood Education guide will help you find the right school for your family.
Families face a variety of financial needs, from daily living expenses to retirement to the costs of college and other big expenditures. While there is no single answer to cover everyone, there are general guidelines that can help you...
I personally sum up parenting tips into two common phrases: “It takes a village” and “Work smarter, not harder.” Previously I shared some common mom hacks that I use. Since then, we have added one artificially intelligent (AI) member to our family:...
Central Iowa is a great place to take the family on a bike ride. From urban scapes to calming rides amongst fields and quaint towns, find a bike trail to explore in Des Moines. Grab your helmets and see...
Full transparency here: As a Registered Dietitian, I made an intentional plan to introduce our kids to as many foods as possible at a young age. This creates experience, it broadens their palate, it opens their mind to new...
Whether we have children of our own or not, it's our collective responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of our most vulnerable population. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness, educate others, and take...
Looking to capture the essence of Des Moines, Iowa, in a single frame? Look no further! From the picturesque sculpture park to vibrant street art, Des Moines offers a myriad of captivating backdrops for picture-perfect selfies. Whether you're a local...
We have the best places to see and things to do in Des Moines, no matter your taste or your budget! You'll find some of our favorite places and things to do in and around Des Moines in our...
With over 30 acres of fun Blank Park Zoo is one of our favorite places to visit in the Des Moines metro. The best part? It's walkable even with young children AND it is open year round. The kids and...
As a working mom with an active family, relaxation is usually the lowest priority on my to-do list. If it even makes my to-do list. I love a good spa day as much as the next gal, but sometimes...

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Des Moines Preschool and Early Childhood Education Guide

Looking for early education and preschool options for your child? Des Moines Mom Preschool and Early Childhood Education guide will help you find the right school for your family.