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Yoga For Kids: Why and How?

Yoga is gaining in popularity all over the United States in yoga studios, gyms, YMCAs, fitness centers, and in schools. Yes, schools. Teachers, administrators, and students are discovering the power of yoga and pranayama (breathing exercises) to calm, focus, and inspire students. Yoga Calm is a leading proponent of yoga in the schools and in teacher training, working primarily with special needs children. School age children are ready to learn new skills, new ideas, and...

Have You Checked Out Your Library Lately?

Have you been to your local library lately?  Central Iowa libraries are one of the best free resources available to parents.  You can borrow books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, magazines and Ebooks at no cost!  That’s right for free.  If you are a parent who is constantly renting movies for the kiddos or buying new books at the bookstore this could save you some major cash.  Plus you can pick up some great things for...

The Three W’s of A Walt Disney World Vacation

    Spring break is in a few weeks and Summer vacation is right around the corner.  As Central Iowa families plan their vacations, here is a look at one of the most popular family vacation spots in the country and how to plan for it.     Taking a Walt Disney World vacation is indeed magical and one that everyone should experience in their lifetime!  If you are thinking of taking a trip to...

The Binky Chronicles

My wife and I started off with good intentions of never giving our daughter a binky (pacifier) when she was born. That quickly came to an end the first night at the hospital when we realized that she had to be sucking on something or she wasn't going to sleep. Never did I imagine that this little piece of BPA free plastic would become such a central role in our daughter’s life. I joke sometimes...

Big Block SingSong – Moose Project

My 2 year old son is obsessed with Big Block SingSong on Disney Junior.  If you're not familiar with these cartoon shorts, it basically different colored blocks singing funny songs.  I have to admit that they are quite catchy and get stuck in my head all the time now.  Anyways, one of the video shorts my son loves is called Moose.  It's a block that looks like a moose singing about going to the park. ...