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Treating Warts in Children

Warts are common skin growths caused by the papillomavirus that can spread easily in both children and adults. While warts are noncancerous, they can be bothersome and even unsightly. Fortunately, most types of warts will go away on their own over time even without any medical treatment.

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Identifying Symptoms and Treatment Methods for Sprains and Strains in Children

Intense physical activity becomes more common as children grow older. However, rough play, especially during sporting activities, can lead to them getting hurt. These injuries can range anywhere from scrapes and bruises to minor traumas involving muscles, ligaments and tendons. As parents, it is important to have a basic understanding of these injuries and how to treat them.

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Categories: development, health-notes,


Walls of Whimsy | Creating Beauty with Littles in Mind

Sometimes believing impossible things before breakfast is more easily done when seeing impossible things on your walls. Like a moose sailing on a parachute. Or rabbits hopping to vinyl. Or a tea party graced with the presence of a Mad Hatter. Sometimes.

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Categories: lifestyle,


Emotional Tips for a Leisure Trip Without Kids

I just went on a trip. A really, really big (10 day) trip without my kids or my husband. It was wonderful and amazing and a whole bunch of other exaggeratedly positive descriptive words… and it was also a massive source of anxiety for me in the months leading up to it. What were the main things I was worried about? Here, let me list them:

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


Preparing Your Teenager for a Summer Job

Summer jobs can be a wonderful experience for teens by encouraging structure as well as time and money management. It can also foster a greater understanding of adult responsibilities. These lifelong skills are important to incorporate at a young age. As the parent, you will no doubt have questions, comments and concerns about your child starting his or her first summer job. Here are a few things to consider:

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Categories: parenting,


Stormy's July Update!

Welcome to July, friends!

This season is absolutely FLYING by. If you haven’t come out to see me yet this summer, what are you waiting for?! The season will be gone before you know it, so please come and visit and take pictures with me!

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Categories: lifestyle,


How to Stop the Worry Cycle

After my second son was born I was more anxious for my kids' safety than usual. I blame the postpartum hormones, but maybe part of it was also coming to grips with how random and indifferent the world can feel.

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Categories: parenting, lifestyle,


Bullying starts young

My Grandson Is 6 And A Half - Too Young To Be Bullied.

According to reports, 20% of all children say they have been bullied. I don't know why I didn't think it would affect my grandkids. My grandkids are all under the age of 6 - so I thought they were "too young" to experience it. Wrong.

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Categories: parenting, parent-stories,


Learning About Science at the Omaha Children's Museum

There are so many opportunities to engage in science exploration at the Omaha Children's Museum. 

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Categories: lifestyle,


Managing Choking Risks in Your Home

One thing is for certain: if you are having a child, your home environment must undergo changes. Providing a safe and loving environment for your child means familiarizing yourself with everything in your home that poses a potential risk.

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Summertime Musings to My Littles

When Alice was born five years ago, I began to write to her. Just little things; how she looked, how she changed, what she did, how we loved her. Little did I know what a gift it would turn out to be - for both of us, and now for our second, Milo. I can look back and read about all those "little things" that are now worth more than anything and marvel at how quickly I had forgotten them. Luckily for me, “The weakest ink is better than the strongest mind,” or so the Chinese proverb goes.

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2017 Daddy Daughter Princess Night

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Announcing the 2017 Daddy Daughter Princess Night Giveaway!

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6 Tips for Surviving the Splash Park

Hello. I'm Lauren, and I am not an outdoorsy person. I want to be. I want to look forward to hiking and tents and bright sunny days. I want to. But most of the time, I really don't.

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


What Does it Mean to be a Superhero?

Hi everybody!

Hope all you kids and parents are enjoying the first part of your summer! So much has been happening here at Werner Park now that the weather has finally decided to cooperate. I do my best to control it, but, with 71 home games, I need to pace myself. Now you have NO EXCUSE not to come out to see your favorite green guy, and take in a baseball game too!

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Categories: lifestyle,


Searching for a New Normal

When I first became a mother there were so many moments full of joy and wonder. But there were also moments when I felt lost and confused.

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