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Family Fitness Challenge Week 6: Planks

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

The final week of this 6 week Family Fitness Challenge is here. You did it! You're well on your way to making physical activity an everyday part of your family's life.

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 5: Squats

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

I can't believe we’re already in week 5 of the Family Fitness Challenge.

Have you been able to stick with it? Have you found any new ways to be active together as a family?

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Categories: development, lifestyle,


Family Fitness Challenge Week 4: Lunges

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

Week 4! We're over halfway done with The Family Fitness Challenge. How has your family done?! Let me know in the comments below!

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Making Family Fitness Fun

Encouraging kids to stay active and eat well are very important. However, it may not be enough to have them go at it alone.

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What Is Jaundice and What Does It Mean For My Baby?

Jaundice is a medical condition that can occur in babies, children and even adults. However, we most frequently get questions about jaundice from new parents who are concerned with what it means for their newborns.

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Categories: pregnancy, development,


Family Fitness Challenge Week 3: Push Ups

You've made it through two weeks of the Family Fitness Challenge so far.

Are you having fun? Make sure to share your photos or videos on the ParentSavvy Facebook page. We want to cheer you on too!

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What to Expect the First Two Weeks at Home with Your Newborn

The first 2 weeks at home with your newborn baby can be joyful and exciting, but there can also be uncertainty as you both get to know each other.

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 2: Crunches

ParentSavvy created this 6 week challenge to encourage families to get active together. We believe that healthy families create healthy communities and active kids become active adults.

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 1: Jumping Jacks

Welcome to ParentSavvy's Family Fitness Challenge!

We at ParentSavvy are big supporters of the idea that healthy families make healthy communities and that active kids grow to be active adults.

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How to Bathe Your Newborn

Bathing your newborn baby can be daunting for parents as you figure out how to keep your baby clean while also keeping him warm and safe.

Here are some tips to help:

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Why is Exercise Important for Kids?

You may have heard that kids should have at least 60 minutes a day of physical activity, but do you know why? Physical activity is known to benefit gross and fine motor skills, confidence and self-esteem, and a healthy weight.

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Categories: development, health-notes,


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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Watch Baby Plants Grow at Hands-on-Habitat

Isn’t new life amazing? I am constantly astounded by the reality that cells can align just perfectly, making a whole new organism where one wasn’t before. A new and complete life can be formed, whether an animal, plant, or fungus, ready to someday reproduce itself (or at least do half of the work). It’s CRAZY, guys.

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Daylight Saving Time Strategies for ZZZs

Every March we "spring forward" in concert with daylight saving time. Starting the second Sunday in March and ending the first Sunday in November, the practice involves moving our clocks forward one hour. 

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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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