Families can beat burdensome insurance costs and medical expenses with Hawki. The Duncan family was in a tight bind. The father, Andre, was the sole provider for the family of three and was offered health insurance through his employer. However,...
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...
2020 was a very divisive year for everyone, especially for me as an introvert. It is not that I don’t have strong opinions on politics, social issues, health, religion, etc. But I don’t feel comfortable sharing these thoughts on...
It isn't surprising that parents place a high value on their children. Health statistics released by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) ranks Iowa as the 7th most overweight or obese state in the nation¹. When you value something, you make it a...
These days you’re probably finding yourself cleaning your house a lot more than usual. There’s no need for any unnecessary trips to the store for cleaning supplies. Here are five natural cleaner recipes with ingredients you probably already have...
Summer is here and that means kids are home which may make it harder for you to hit the gym and workout. Or maybe you can’t make it due to a sick child or you’re short on time.  It’s important...
Mixify events during the Iowa State Fair included fun activities, giveaways, and experts to educate teens about the importance of balancing what they drink and eat with physical activity. The Mixify Tour, a tour company hosting a series of events around...
As summer begins to draw to a close, it is that time to start thinking about our nemesis “influenza.” As a pediatrician, it is vital for parents to receive accurate information on the flu. It is also important for...
For me, my journey through mental illness is not one that just started after childbirth. I was first diagnosed with depression at the age of 19. I dealt a lot with struggling to get out of bed, having motivation...
I’m a summer girl at heart, but I do love this time of year when the leaves are changing and the weather becomes a little cooler. One of my favorite things about fall is fall desserts. Pumpkin flavored everything...

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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.