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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mugs Half Full: A Narrowing Gap

Little kids can run you ragged, but at least their questions are fairly easy to answer. Join the mugs moms and fill up your cup with whatever you need to get you through these next few years!

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A Day in Our Family's Life with a Special Needs Child

There always seems to be activities, school functions, sports, church activities, etc. Adding in a child with special needs often makes things a little more interesting.

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Back to Hands-on-Habitat!

Hi there from Fontenelle Forest!

It's been a busy summer down here, both indoors and out. What has your family been doing to keep busy while beating the heat? I'm constantly hearing about new activities for families to do in the summer; there is no shortage of fun to be had in the Omaha metro area.

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The Fairytale Ball at Fairytale Land

Our new Pirates and Mermaids exhibit is only part of the fun at the Children's Museum this summer! The place where books and stories come to life - Fairytale Land - is back!

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Pirates and Mermaids at the Omaha Children's Museum

The other day, I saw a tiny pirate aboard a very large pirate ship in the middle of Omaha.

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