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...
Two Des Moines Mom contributors recently had breast reduction surgeries. Stacie Leinen and Niki Smith both contribute their personal experiences below. Remember to consult with your doctors regarding any health decisions. Benefits of a breast reduction, or why to...
September is National Family Meals Month. As a mom, I know it can be difficult to gather everyone around the table regularly, but I think it’s so important to make eating together as a family a priority.  When we started...
I do remember life before kids. I’d go workout at a gym almost every day after work and then head home to my organized house for a late dinner with my husband. After I had kids, going to a gym...
By the time I schedule all the kids’ appointments, rearrange my work schedule to get them to said appointments, drive to the pharmacy to pick up any required medications, and add in-home nurse to my resume for the duration...
Taylor Zaun, from Family Legacy Counseling, shares tips for creating good communication in your relationships.
Everyone knows bringing home a baby can be a stressful time for parents, but did you know a new baby can also be stressful for older siblings? Depending on their ages, big siblings can experience a variety of big...
Every year it is recommended that your child receive an annual health maintenance exam. These health exams are also used for your child’s enrollment in school, sports, and camps. And while these are routine checkups, they also help set...

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