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When Our Kids Resist Us, They're Asking for Something They Need

Do you ever have those days where your kids actively fight you with every step they take?

Yeah, me too.

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Greek Yogurt Popsicles

April showers bring May flowers. What do May flowers bring? Pilgrims! I can already hear my kiddos groaning at that cheesy joke. As a mom, it is my job to dole out the cheesy jokes though.

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Preparing Your Home for Your Newborn

Welcoming the newest member of your family can feel like daunting task, especially if this is your first child. But it doesn’t need to be!

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A Few Ways to Feel Human When You Feel Like a Broken Robot

Parenting is exhausting.

Understatement of the year, right? It's one of those jobs that can feel like 497 Mondays in a row, followed by a Tuesday complete with a forgotten dentist appointment.

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Learning all About Fish at Hands-on-Habitat!

After a long winter that carried over to spring, the sun is finally here! It makes me anticipate the coming of summer and pool time. I love the water!

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When You Treat Parenting More Like a Job Than a Relationship

I'm currently potty training my oldest son. It goes a little like you'd expect: he'll happily sit on the toilet sometimes and other times he hides behind the couch and refuses.

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Dealing with Bullies

What is Bullying?

The word bullying is a general term that commonly refers to any actual or threatened acts of physical violence. However, the term bullying can also include:

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Stormy's May Update!

Hi friends!

We’re really in the full swing of things around here at Werner Park! Our 50th Season is upon us, and we had a great Flashback Friday back to our 2011 season, our first as the Storm Chasers! Our next Flashback Friday is on May 25th where we’ll become the 2010 Omaha Royals, celebrating our last year at Rosenblatt Stadium. Come out to see us in those flashback jerseys!

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How to Make a Pour Painting

I teach art and love learning new techniques. One of my students was experimenting with pour painting. I knew right away that my son Isaak would want to do a pour painting as well.

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Baby Skin Care

Newborn babies have delicate skin. Excessive washing, chemicals, detergents, fragrances, dyes in clothing and even baby products can cause newborn skin dryness, irritation, rashes and chafing. However, there’s much you can do to protect and care for your baby’s delicate skin.

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Stormy's Baseball 101 Clinic Emergency Update!

Hey friends!

Stormy here for an EMERGENCY Lil Chasers update! Time is running out to sign up for the Lil Chasers Baseball 101 Clinic on June 10th! This is one of the coolest events we offer at Werner Park all year, and it’s reserved for my favorite people at Werner Park, the Lil Chasers!

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Understanding Teen Suicide Risk Factors

As a teenager, your son or daughter will begin to experience the stress and responsibility of being an adult.

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When You Feel Like You're Not Enough

A friend recently confessed to me he felt like a failure in almost every area of his life. The pressure of balancing his job, his marriage, and role as a father exposed how he felt like he continually came up short.

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May Day Baskets

We all know that social media can make parenting seem like an endless to-do list. There is literally a holiday for everything these days.

What do you mean you didn't remember to move the shifty-eyed elf during December? Did you forget to dye your toilet water green to prove the leprechaun visited? Didn't you leave some time-consuming glitter lined bunny trail to your child's Easter basket? For shame! If it makes you feel any better, I didn't do ANY of those things either.

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