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Back to School Sports: Injury Prevention Tips

Back to School Sports: Injury Prevention Tips With a new school year approaching, fall sports seasons are beginning. Your child has likely started practicing and getting excited about the upcoming season! However, keeping your child’s safety in mind as they return to school sports is essential. Here are some sports injury prevention tips to keep in mind! 1. Schedule a Pre-Season Physical A pre-season physical is vital in determining if a young athlete is fit...

5 Tips for Fitting Your Child’s Backpack for Back to School

5 Tips for Fitting Your Child's Backpack for Back to School Back to school means it’s time to select your child’s next backpack. While my son will be dreaming of Spider-Man and “bad guy” themes for his backpack, I’ll be considering the straps, padding, and fit. Try these tips to prevent shoulder and back strain to help your child safely carry their supplies. Here are 5 tips for fitting your child's backpack for back to...

Des Moines Fall Festivals

Des Moines Fall Festivals 2022 The leaves will begin changing colors and temperatures will be dropping, which means it is my favorite season of all, Fall! This time of year is a time for fall family fun whether that be taking a drive to take in the fall foliage, heading to the pumpkin patches and picking the perfect pumpkin, taking a bite out of a fresh apple, or horse rides, or any other fun activities....

POP Balloon Co. in Des Moines, Iowa

POP Balloon Co. in Des Moines, Iowa Hi, I’m Abby! I am the owner of POP Balloon Co.  I love hosting gatherings, making things cute, and being a little extra. What started out on a whim has quickly turned into my full-time gig, greatest passion, and biggest dream.   What is POP Balloon Co.? POP Balloon Co. is your local party guru!  I currently offer custom balloon decorations for all events but will be expanding my...

Tips for Visiting the Iowa State Fair for Kids with Different Sensory Needs

Tips for Visiting the Iowa State Fair for Kids with Different Sensory Needs The Iowa State Fair is full of activities including flashing lights, smells from food and barn animals, crowds, and a variety of different sounds. For kids (and adults) that are sensory sensitive and/or experience anxiety, it can feel overwhelming. Luckily this year there is a sensory-friendly morning. Here are some tips for visiting the Iowa State Fair for kids with different sensory...