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Today we have a guest post from Julie over at Omaha's familyfuninomaha.com. Do you have any suggestions to add to her list?

Got cabin fever? Staying active and finding fun activities to do with your family can be a bit more challenging in the winter, especially when there is very little snow on the ground. Fortunately, Omaha is a wonderful place to live and visit and is full of family-friendly activities and events, including many that are free!

Check out these 10 Fun and Free Cabin Fever Relievers in Omaha!

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I'm very thankful that I was born with all of my five senses. These kids and their families have had to go through a learning process that I've never experienced. The creativity of the doctors and scientists to come up with the technology to allow people to hear is extraordinary. There's something amazing about watching someone hear for the first time, and I challenge you not to tear up a little bit as you watch these videos.

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Just because you are pregnant doesn't mean you have to give up your own unique style. Maternity clothes are easy to come by these days and pretty stylish. Once you get over that "awkward stage" of pregnancy where you don't look pregnant but you sure don't fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes, it's time to embrace your belly and all the changes your body is making.

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I have the fun job over here at ParentSavvy of being the amateur foodie and general lover of Christmas time. So what's any Christmastime-foodie, working for ParentSavvy to do but decorate sugar cookies with a few wonderful kids.

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'Twas the night before Christmas, and all the children... wore cozy jammies, while they snuggled up next to the tree, and drank hot chocolate and ate warm cookies... don't worry they left some for Santa and his elves.

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I've well established that I enjoy fall and fall food. Well, I also love fall drinks, so there has to be a post about two of my favorite drinks - apple cider and hot chocolate. I searched for a few recipes to make at home and found more than I bargained for. Take a look at the recipes below and then check out the rest of the recipes I salivated over on our ParentSavvy Pinterest board. There is a great recipe for Nutella Hot Chocolate and a Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate.

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Every mom has their own style, so why can't your little munchkins join in on the fun! From preppy to grunge, mom's show their personalities through their wardrobe. Kids love to show their personalities in clothes too, and what could be cuter than having a little mini me. Check out some of the mommy and me outfit pairings we came up with.

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Giving Back

I worked in a homeless shelter a couple years ago and the need was extreme all year long, but it seemed particularly acute during the holidays, so I want to spend part of my time and resources this season on those who could use it more than me.

If you and your family are looking to give back this season together, below is a list of ideas along with a list of regional nonprofits.

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Fall is my favorite time of the year. Watching the leaves change color, visiting apple orchards and pumpkin patches, watching the sun sink over the horizon on walk with the smell of a fireplace in the air.

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You can almost feel the electricity of excitement as they enter the Halloween or Harvest party area that you’ve prepared. Whether they’re in first grade or fifth, they bolt in with wide eyes, darting from corner to corner, to see what decorations, games and treats you’ve brought for them. It’s party time!

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Decorating a nursery can be exhausting, but it should also be fun! So many tough decisions to make...color, style, theme; but I think every mom and dad are always really proud of the final result. A trending color combo for nurseries right now is grey and yellow.

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October is full of fun fall and Halloween events for kids. Check out the list below of events going on throughout the month of October. And if you know of any events to add to the list, write them in the comments below.

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