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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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Using Imagination to Build Life Skills at the Children's Museum!

In October, Omaha Children's Museum opened our latest exhibit – Imagination: Celebrating 40 Years of Play!

It's hard to believe that Omaha Children's Museum has been a staple of Omaha families for 4 decades already!

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Identifying Warning Signs in Babies

Do you ever wish your baby came with an instruction manual for troubleshooting the source of their behavior?

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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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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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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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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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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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