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Mugs Half Full: Election Hope

Sometimes the world can be scary… especially around election time. No matter what side you're on, though, one thing's clear: You've got to have hope. Caffeine… and hope.

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


Old Muscles Can Still Hug

Turning 60 didn’t bother me. It was kind of like achieving an adult merit badge.

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Is Your Daughter at Risk for Female Athlete Triad?

The female athlete triad is a combination of 3 conditions seen in young, athletic women caused by an imbalance in the energy consumed and the energy expended. The female athlete triad includes eating problems, menstrual irregularities and weak bones.

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How to Help Your Kids Face Their Fears

Here at the Omaha Children's Museum our mission is to engage imaginations and create an excitement about learning. All of our exhibits and programs are created with this in mind including our Cobweb Castle! This not-so-scary haunted house is designed to help you and your kids learn how to face your fears!

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Categories: development, lifestyle,


5 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Feeding Your Family

Most of us are stretched for time and feel the pressure of serving Pinterest worthy meal and snacks. Thankfully we don't have to worry about styling our food for Pinterest, but that doesn't mean feeding our family nutritious meals every evening isn't stressful. Here are 5 ways to take some of the stress out of feeding our families.

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Categories: nutrition,


Driving on Halloween

Halloween is a fun night for kids with dressing up and collecting treats. As drivers, we should be especially vigilant on that night for little trick-or-treaters.

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Does Halloween Candy Go Bad?

It's almost time for trick-or-treaters! It is estimated that 170 million people will celebrate Halloween this year with over three-fourths of households planning to hand out candy. We will purchase over 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween, with candy corn weighing in at 20 million pounds. 

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Categories: nutrition, health-notes,


The Great Between Time

Ah, Fall. Pictures are more whimsical, coffee tastes better…  and you don't get quite so sweaty when you wear jeans. Fill up your mug and enjoy the season with this month's Mugs Half Full!

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


Does Family Raise Your Blood Pressure

Recently I had a health scare when my blood pressure shot up over 200 with no real warning. After a few trips to the emergency room and a new group of medicines, I am happy to report that I am back on track.

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Mugs Half Full: Hard Knocks, Soft Boiled

When you're wrangling kids, meals, and life in general, even the seemingly simple meals can be catastrophic. (You should probably stock up on cereal.)

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


Turtle Time at Hands-on-Habitat

Turtles are pretty funky creatures. Despite their weird looks and their lack of personal hygiene, they are surprisingly loved! Did you know that there are at least a thousand children's books pertaining to turtles, according to my recent Amazon search? That's quite a few, for a wrinkly grumpy animal that isn't very cuddly in real life.

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Categories: lifestyle,


7 Ways Parents Can Prevent Sports Injuries

We all want our kids to be safe when practicing their sport and, as a parent, there are some things you can do to help prevent injuries.

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Categories: parenting, health-notes,


The Value of a Dollar

My kindergarten grandson is money-motivated. He is also very fishing-focused.

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Categories: parenting, parent-stories,


Keeping Young Children Safe from Foreign Objects

An adult would never try to see if a grape will fit in her ear.

Curious young children, however, think very differently than parents and adults. This curiosity sometimes causes kids to place small "foreign" objects in odd places like the nose, ears or throat.

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Understanding the Teen Brain

Proper judgement and good decision making are some of the hardest things to pass along to your teens. It has nothing to do with their intelligence or marks in school, the region of teenagers' brains responsible for rational thinking is not fully developed until age 25.

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