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STEM and STEAM Learning

Have you ever heard of STEM and STEAM? I’m not referring to the branch of a tree or the vapor that water becomes when heated. I’m referring to an educational process that is at the core of all the exhibits and events we create at the Omaha Children’s Museum. 

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Categories: development, lifestyle,


Minimalism in Motherhood

Minimalism in Motherhood

Can those two words co-exist? I mean, really - the toys, the dishes, the laundry, the...everything. Legos underfoot. Stray Cheerios in every crevice of furniture. A sink full of last night’s dirty plates. Oh, Mama, I know!

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


The 4 Stages of Mom Guilt

We all think we've got sweet kids, right?

Okay, so maybe if you don't actually think your kid is super sweet, maybe you just know they've got a kind heart underneath all that sass/grumpiness/eye rolling.

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


Birds in Winter

Wintertime has an interesting dynamic where schedules are concerned. We get so busy during the holiday season, but then settle into January and hunker down for a long winter’s nap…. Or do we?

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A Grandma's Heart Grows

I had an experience with my kindergarten grandson over his first-ever report card that brought one of my favorite movies into mind.

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Track Goals and Animals at Hands-on-Habitat!

The new year always brings great aspirations with it. The food we eat looks a little healthier, workouts become more regular, reading lists get longer. We use our journey around the sun as a natural way to mark time and make changes - it just feels right to a lot of us.

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Respect for a 6 year old

As my grandson and I were leaving my house for the daily trip to his school, he asked me if I knew how my garage door opener worked.

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Light the Night at the Omaha Children's Museum

With Christmas a short two weeks away, New Year's Eve will be here before we know it! Not sure what to plan for the holiday includes adults and children? Omaha Children's Museum has the answer: Join us as we "Light the Night!" on December 30 from 6-8pm.

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Categories: lifestyle,


What is ADHD?

1 in 10 children may be diagnosed with it. How is it recognized and treated?

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Categories: development, health-notes,


Owls All Over at Hands-on-Habitat!

Whoooo's your favorite owl?

There are many such birds of prey throughout children's literature and pop culture, and several of them made quite the impression on me when I was young.

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Fetal Development in the First Trimester

Welcome to pregnancy! The first 12 weeks of your pregnancy is an important time in the development of your baby. Caring for this new life can be both exciting and exhausting!

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Fantasy vs. Reality: Career Edition

Life usually pans out in a different way than you imagine, but for the Mugs Half Full creators, Erin and Lauren, it seems to be landing somewhere in the middle… a very caffeinated, constantly sticky, incessantly talking middle.

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When Your Newborn Has a Fever

Did you know that newborns are not prepared to handle changes in body temperature like adults and older children? As adults, we have more control over our body temperature. When we are too cold, we shiver to warm up. When we're too hot, we sweat to help cool down.

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Must Give Gifts for Grandkids

The "buying season" is here for parents and grandparents.

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