When first-time mom Libby Heinz received a brochure and recommendations from some of her mom friends to use Midwife Services of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, she decided to try it out. Not having an OB/GYN in Des Moines,...
I feel all the mom guilt when my kids get sick. And lately, I feel like they are sick all the time. I know it’s cold and flu season and the middle of another brutal Iowa winter, but I...
The unfortunate truth is that many of us have been touched by suicide, whether by someone we loved, someone we knew, or even hearing about it in the news or social media. The other unfortunate truth is that our...
February 3 is National Wear Red Day. It is designed to bring awareness to heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for women in the United States. As a healthy mom of two, heart disease wasn't on my...
If you're in Iowa, you know all too well the slump of the winter months. Increase in illness in ourselves and our kids, snow days, negative degree weather, and icy/snowy roads leads many of us to hunker in and...
2022 was a year. Literally. It was stressful, beautiful, exciting, heartbreaking, and overwhelming. It was 365 days of the highest highs, the lowest lows, and a wide range of emotions in between. At the end of each year, I can’t help but...
Anyone else finding it hard to believe it’s going to be 2023 soon?! I feel like I’m still stuck in 2020. As the year winds down, I always go into reflective mode. These are a few lessons I journaled about...
One of my most cherished childhood memories is of my mother reading the book The Cay to my twin brother and me, introducing us to the concepts of racism, transformation, perseverance through stress, and the power of friendship.  Happy good...
The Des Moines Pediatric Dentist Guide is here to help you find the best dentist for your child. All local pediatric dentists compiled in one place.
For many people, fall is a beautiful time of year with the transition to cold crisp temperatures, the smells of apple cider, cinnamon, and pumpkin, and getting to put on those comfy knit sweaters. For others, fall can mean...

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Des Moines Halloween Events in 2023

Don't limit the Halloween fun to beggar's night and a pumpkin patch. Celebrate the spooky (and fun!) season all month long. Whether you are looking...