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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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Categories: development, lifestyle,


Minimalism in Motherhood

Minimalism in Motherhood

Can those two words co-exist? I mean, really - the toys, the dishes, the laundry, the...everything. Legos underfoot. Stray Cheerios in every crevice of furniture. A sink full of last night’s dirty plates. Oh, Mama, I know!

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


The 4 Stages of Mom Guilt

We all think we've got sweet kids, right?

Okay, so maybe if you don't actually think your kid is super sweet, maybe you just know they've got a kind heart underneath all that sass/grumpiness/eye rolling.

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


Birds in Winter

Wintertime has an interesting dynamic where schedules are concerned. We get so busy during the holiday season, but then settle into January and hunker down for a long winter’s nap…. Or do we?

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A Grandma's Heart Grows

I had an experience with my kindergarten grandson over his first-ever report card that brought one of my favorite movies into mind.

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


Track Goals and Animals at Hands-on-Habitat!

The new year always brings great aspirations with it. The food we eat looks a little healthier, workouts become more regular, reading lists get longer. We use our journey around the sun as a natural way to mark time and make changes - it just feels right to a lot of us.

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Respect for a 6 year old

As my grandson and I were leaving my house for the daily trip to his school, he asked me if I knew how my garage door opener worked.

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Light the Night at the Omaha Children's Museum

With Christmas a short two weeks away, New Year's Eve will be here before we know it! Not sure what to plan for the holiday includes adults and children? Omaha Children's Museum has the answer: Join us as we "Light the Night!" on December 30 from 6-8pm.

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Categories: lifestyle,


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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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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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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Categories: development, lifestyle,


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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