This is a safe space. Let's be honest. Some love it. Some dread it. As a self-proclaimed nerd and lover of all things school, I'm here to say: I ADORE back-to-school shopping! When I was a kid... I remember--very distinctly--being worried each year when this time...
Do your kids love to get messy and create art projects? Research indicates that young children learn best using the vehicle of play-based learning. Many people contend that play-based learning has no rhyme or reason, but this simply is not...
If you are like me, you are racing out the door to school and remember it is show and tell day. Quick! Grab something. I have learned to set a reminder in my phone to avoid moments like these.  If...
Mother Goose Time is a professionally developed preschool curriculum that nurtures the whole child and supports the child's social, emotional and intellectual growth. Mother Goose Time offers monthly curriculum kits of theme-based, hands-on activities, art projects and early literacy and...
Des Moines Moms Blog is honored to partner with BMW of Des Moines. We love seeing our local businesses give back to our community and appreciate the chance to feature those organizations here on DMMB. BMW of Des Moines prides themselves...
Located in the heart of historic Greenwood Park at the former Science Center of Iowa, Bergman Academy is an accredited non-profit private school, providing 3-year-old through 8th grade secular education. Class sizes feature a 16:1 ratio and emphasize differentiated guided...
You probably know it is reading to your child is important. Did you know starting earlier is better? From the day they are born, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers develop language skills and pre-literacy skills every day that help them become...
Are you looking for tutoring services or other types of educational assistance for your kids? The Little White Schoolhouse (LWSH) is a private educational center in Ankeny, Iowa, founded by licensed teachers. They provide tutoring, small group classes, educational...
February is Children's Dental Health Month. DMMB is celebrating with a visit to the dentist and we want YOU to join us!  Join us for a fun morning out! Come meet other moms, learn about kids dental health, and leave educated and...
The definition of molest is "to make indecent sexual advances to." That is what happened to me as a child -- just once, but it happened. It was in my own home, and it was with a trusted family...

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Some of the biggest challenges many face when it comes to education are financial. Luckily, a 529 college saving plan can help. And they're...