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Top 10 Free iPhone Apps for Young Kids

  Let's be honest here for a minute.  Although we all agree kids shouldn't be sitting in front of your iPhone all day long playing games or watching TV, there is a time and place where having these apps available is a real life saver.  So here with out any further ado I give you the top 10 free iPhone apps for young kids:     1. PBS Kids - Watch videos from your favorite...

Keeping Kids Bath Toys Clean and Mold Free

Have you ever really examined your kids bath toys?  Unless you clean them regularly and can keep them dry they are the perfect breeding ground for mold and bacteria.  The worst bath toy of all?  The Squeaky toy!  Yes, that innocent looking little rubber ducky, frog or train that has the little hole in it might be just be hiding mold in it as you read this!  Don't freak out.  Stay calm.  You can do...

Get Your Kids to Drink Milk – Try These

My kids have never really been big fans of drinking plain white milk.  I’ve tried dairy, soy, rice and almond all with the same results.  Sure they will drink chocolate and strawberry milk, but that adds a ton of unneeded sugar into their diet.  So my challenge became, how do I get my kids to drink milk and benefit from all the nutrition milk provides?   Then one day I found Got Milk? Magic Straws at...

10 Ways Baking Soda Can Help a Parent

Baking Soda, the magical white powder that can do just about anything.  As a parent, Baking Soda is one of those staples to have in the cupboard at all times.  Plus, at under $1.00 per box, you don't have to worry about breaking the bank.  Here are 10 ways Baking Soda can help make your life as a parent easier. Remove Crayon Markings on Walls - Make a paste to gently scrub away scuffs and...

Things to Do at Gray’s Lake Park in Des Moines

One of my family’s favorite places to spend the day is Gray’s Lake Park in Des Moines, Iowa. With beautiful views of the city skyline, you can enjoy walking, biking, boating and much more at this local lake. Family Fun at Gray’s Lake Gray’s Lake has a lot to offer. Located just a couple miles south of downtown Des Moines, this urban park has plenty of room to play a game of catch with the...