As a stay-at-home mom with four kids, we LOVE all the toddler activities in Des Moines! Something that keeps me sane as I’m with my kiddos all day is ROUTINE. So, we load up in the morning (get coffee)...
Two years ago, our oldest son completed his Driver’s Education class and we are now thinking about our second son getting started as a driver within the next year. To date, this has been one of the hardest things...
I am officially a Middle School Mom and it reinforces the number one thing I hate about parenting: letting them go. One day, they’re all cute and squishy and need you to literally survive. The next? They’re rolling off to...
Why does summer always seem to go by so fast? I was at Target right after the 4th of July and they were already setting up the back-to-school displays. What nerve! If you have been avoiding that section like...
Talking about puberty is hard for many people, but it can seem especially daunting for parents of teen and pre-teen children. When should you have “the talk”? What do you say? How do you know when your child is starting...
I talk to my kids all day and every day. About everything. My kids and I have a very good open line of communication, especially thanks to losing their dad at a young age and blending our family which...
We walked down the sidewalk toward the elementary school for open house. In just a few days, my firstborn was starting kindergarten and the excitement was palpable. He was ready. I was ready. (Especially with two younger siblings at...
Biking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors as a family!  As the weather gets warmer, it’s a good time to start thinking about how to keep your children safe while biking.  Infants Parents often ask at what age they...
When my child was 11 years old I noticed their anxiety taking hold of them in a way I hadn’t seen before. I knew something wasn't right. During the pandemic, the first week of online schooling was harder than I...
Pssst! Did you know babies can chew food without teeth? Furthermore, did you know you can feed your baby exactly what you eat?  Baby-led weaning is focused on letting your baby feed themselves with solid food. When prepared safely...

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