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Fetal Development in the Third Trimester

As you progress in your third trimester of pregnancy, you are closing in on the finish line!

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Advice for Working Moms

Deciding when and whether or not to return to work after having a child can be a very difficult decision for new and experienced moms. Some mothers desire to return to work because they have spent years building a career that gives them great satisfaction. Other mothers need to return to work to help contribute to the family income. Sometimes, a mother will need to return to work soon after giving birth because she will lose out on career opportunities or suffer job consequences if she takes any time off. Whichever the reason, it can be a tough decision.

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Categories: parenting,


Gift Guide for Growing Kids

I have a son who just turned 8. And let me tell you, buying presents for him was hard. A lot of his requests were expensive, unrealistic, and not really even age-appropriate. I’m surprised he didn’t ask me for a car or baby tiger or something, to be honest.

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Highs and Lows: Navigating the Extreme Emotions of Parenthood

There's this stage when toddlers shift between the extreme emotions of joy and rage with alarming swiftness, leaving parents behind in a daze of confusion. For most kids it seems to occur around eighteen months. I remember years ago hanging out with my sister-in-law and toddler niece, watching my niece erupt into tears and just as quickly light up with smiles.

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Why Do Children Bite?

For infants and early toddlers, biting is almost impulsive.

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Hands-on-Habitat Meets Tyrannosaurus Rex

Did you know dinosaur means "terrible lizard"? Isn't that frightening?!

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Categories: lifestyle,


Stormy's April Update!

Hi friends!

Baseball is finally here! The long wait is over! April 5th is right around the corner, and I can’t wait to get started on our 50th Season in franchise history!

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2018 Star Wars Night

May the Fourth Be With You!

That's right, the Omaha Storm Chasers Star Wars Night is back on Star Wars Day, Friday May 4th at 7:05pm complete with fireworks to end the game!

And as proud partners for this game, we want to give you some fun Star Wars prizes!

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Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (or SIDS) is the unexplainable death of a child who is healthy and less than one year old.

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Mummy Craft

If your kids are going stir-crazy stuck inside on a cold or rainy make this fun craft and learn about Egyptian history. 

It's an inexpensive, fun craft for older kids both boys and girls, and it's disguised as a history lesson. Let's have some fun!

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How to Balance Work and Family Life

With each new baby brought into a family, time often seems to fly by faster. There is just so much more to do on a daily basis. For most of us who balance work and family life, each day is jam-packed and exhausting.

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Sibling Rivalry: When Boundaries Bring you Closer

With two toddlers in one home, I struggle with deciding when to intervene and mediate the fights between my sons and when to let them work things out--usually with lots of screaming involved.

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Spring Snack Mix

Beautiful sunshiny days in February and March leave me hopeful that Spring is coming soon and the winter of influenza will soon be a distant memory. I am ready to welcome Spring with open arms and open windows. Anyone else feeling the same way?

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Fetal Development in the Second Trimester

As you enter the second trimester of pregnancy, you are beginning one of the most exciting times of being an expecting mother!

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Categories: pregnancy, development,


The Day My Son Was Born and What It Taught Me About Fatherhood

Do you remember when everything about being a parent was new and fresh?

Sometimes, the daily monotony of raising kids can push those memories into the past, frozen in a distant fog as we try to make it through the day. That is until we have space to remember them again.

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