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Take the Kids to the Circus!

The 2014 Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus is here again! The Jacobson Center in the Iowa State Fairgrounds will host the circus for the 4th straight year. March 21-23 with 6 exciting and eventful high flying shows. Animals, clowns, and the rest of the Hamid Circus will give you a great show. Start a family tradtion with the Za Ga Zig Shrine Circus. Admission: $14 Adults, $7 Children (ages 3-12, ages 2 and under admitted free) Click here to buy tickets...

Top Health Tips for All Ages Featuring Dr. Sears

More than likely if you have kids you have heard of Dr. Sears.  He has authored over 40 parenting books and also has a great website full of parenting information at Ask Dr Sears. Now you have a chance to listen to him speak here in Des Moines.  Here's the info: “Top Health Tips For All Ages” with Renowned Pediatrician and Author, Dr. William Sears. March 27th at 7:00pm at Des Moines Marriott Hotel, 700 Grand...

Music Together – Musical Class for Children and Grown-Ups

Lucan and I had the opportunity to attend a free Music Together class last Saturday. They have several Music Together Classes throughout the week, throughout the Des Moines metro. Being a working mom, the Saturday class in Clive was our best option to get in on the action. Our class was held at the Clive Walnut Ridge Senior Center and was super easy to find and park. Typically the class is held in another “theater”...

8 Kid Friendly Super Bowl Party Ideas

The Super Bowl is only a few days away (Sunday Feb 1st).  While most adults enjoy Super Bowl Sunday for watching the game or the commercials, most kids don't care too much about the big game.  So the question is, how do you make the Super Bowl fun for your whole family?  Here are a 8 kid friendly Super Bowl Party ideas to help everyone have a good time. Face Painting - Face painting can...

Epsom Salt Bath for Kids – Benefits, Safety and How To

An Epsom salt bath for kids is a wonderful tool if your child has a hard time calming down. I’ll tell you how to make an Epsom salt bath, why it is safe, and the many benefits - for kids and parents! Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths Epsom salts are made up of the compound magnesium sulfate. Magnesium is important for keeping enzyme activity regular in your body, and it helps your bodily functions to...