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How to Stop the Worry Cycle

After my second son was born I was more anxious for my kids' safety than usual. I blame the postpartum hormones, but maybe part of it was also coming to grips with how random and indifferent the world can feel.

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Learning About Science at the Omaha Children's Museum

There are so many opportunities to engage in science exploration at the Omaha Children's Museum. 

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Summertime Musings to My Littles

When Alice was born five years ago, I began to write to her. Just little things; how she looked, how she changed, what she did, how we loved her. Little did I know what a gift it would turn out to be - for both of us, and now for our second, Milo. I can look back and read about all those "little things" that are now worth more than anything and marvel at how quickly I had forgotten them. Luckily for me, “The weakest ink is better than the strongest mind,” or so the Chinese proverb goes.

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2017 Daddy Daughter Princess Night

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Announcing the 2017 Daddy Daughter Princess Night Giveaway!

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6 Tips for Surviving the Splash Park

Hello. I'm Lauren, and I am not an outdoorsy person. I want to be. I want to look forward to hiking and tents and bright sunny days. I want to. But most of the time, I really don't.

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What Does it Mean to be a Superhero?

Hi everybody!

Hope all you kids and parents are enjoying the first part of your summer! So much has been happening here at Werner Park now that the weather has finally decided to cooperate. I do my best to control it, but, with 71 home games, I need to pace myself. Now you have NO EXCUSE not to come out to see your favorite green guy, and take in a baseball game too!

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Searching for a New Normal

When I first became a mother there were so many moments full of joy and wonder. But there were also moments when I felt lost and confused.

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2017 Superhero Night

We've joined forces with the Omaha Storm Chasers to present a SUPER night at Werner Park and a chance to win one of five $50 Werner Park gift cards!

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Meditations on Gardening with Littles

"Look, Mama - worms!" Alice has a penchant for handling those wriggly masters of the soil.

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Your Spring 2017 Parenting Horoscope

Spring is here!

Well, kind of.

The weather is weird in the midwest, and the recent rain/snow has been bumming me out. You know what's fun when you're bummed out? Horoscopes! (You remember reading those in junior high, right?)

So, pour yourself a cup of coffee, find your favorite bunny slippers, and let's find out what the internet says the planets say are in store for us!

(Disclaimer: I'm not an actual astrologer. I have simply googled "zodiac signs" and "daily horoscopes" for the purpose of a fun little blog post.)

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Learn about Dabbling Ducks at Hands-on-Habitat!

Guys, I’m so excited that I’m just going to come out and say it: This month, Hands-on-Habitat is all about DUCKS!

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Baseball Is Back!

Baseball season is underway here at Werner Park! We've wrapped up a beautiful April here in Nebraska, and it's hard to believe that May is already here! We have so many fun things happening at the ballpark this month.

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Teaching Contentment in a Materialistic World

"My backpack isn't as pretty as the other girls' backpacks," my 4 year old daughter finally managed to pour out through tears last fall after preschool.

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My Child Is Not Your Billboard (Haha just kidding.)

Imagine with me, if you will, a fresh-faced mom-to-be. She's just graduated from college with an English and Theatre degree. She's living on a steady diet of mashed potatoes. She's got very strong opinions about the world, about corporate greed, about wooden handmade baby toys… and about children's clothing.

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Learning All About Amphibians at Hands-on-Habitat

Hello from Fontenelle Forest!

We are deep in the midst of a damp, rainy spring and the weather couldn't be more perfect for amphibian searching. A pond, a puddle, a field, a roadside ditch… amphibians are everywhere!

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