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Mugs Half Full: The Journey

Sometimes you have venture far away to truly appreciate what you really have... but if you've got to venture, we'd like to suggest bringing coffee with you.

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Learn about Frogs and Toads at Fontenelle Forest

I think it's officially spring, and I could not be more excited. I mean, I know that March 20th has come and gone, but now the signs are clearly there!

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How to Make a Kaleidoscope

When the "snowpocalypse" arrived a few weeks ago, we were buried alive inside while the winds whipped and the white stuff poured down around us. It was too cold to go outside, much to my wondering children's dismay, so I needed to come up with something quick to keep the littles entertained. We had some recyclables that I had been saving to make a craft, and with snowpocalypse upon us today was finally the day!

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Superhero Training

It's been a long time, but I'm back and flying into the Superhero Exhibit at the Omaha Children's Museum!

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A Battle of Batter

Stay tuned this week as the moms wage an epic battle of patience, strategy, and spatula skills. You should probably pour a little extra coffee for this one, as it's not for the faint of heart.

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Are Free Violin Lessons (Here in Omaha!) for You?

The benefits of music education at a young age are tremendous. Students do better academically, appreciate culture, practice dexterity, and cultivate confidence. For all of these reasons and more I wanted Aurora and Grayson to learn to play something. Not being musically talented myself or able to afford an expensive private tutor, it was remarkable to find a program offering free violin or cello lessons for five years!

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Hands-on-Habitat Redesigned

This month I've got something new to announce: Hands-on-Habitat has been freshly re-designed just for you, starting in March 2016!

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IT'S BASEBALL TIME!!

Do you smell it? Do you taste it? Do you feel it? Do you know what it is? IT'S BASEBALL TIME!!

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Telling Mom She is Going to be a Grandma

You are celebrating - but how do you tell your parents they are getting promoted..to Grandparents

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Quiet Your Mind

The Mugs Moms are feeling a bit web-weary, and the coffee just isn't cutting it. What will it take for them to snap out of it? Tea? Meditation? Decaf!??

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Follow the Tracks

All right, friends. It's winter. Some days are slushy. Some days are slippery. Some days are just plain brown. Before you totally write the season off, though, come down to Fontenelle Forest and discover why winter can be so amazing.

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Grayson's Robot Birthday

I have a confession, I don't love birthday parties. I do, however, love my kids and want to celebrate them on the day they were born. It creates quite an internal battle every year as I struggle to come up with a celebration ritual that meets all of our desires. This year Grayson has been obsessed with robots, so that part was easy to figure out. The harder issue was deciding what to do about the gifts.

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National Anthem and Lil Chasers

Hang out with us at the Omaha Storm Chasers National Anthem Tryouts on Saturday, February 6th at 10am at the Oakview Mall. We won't be trying out, so you're ears are safe, but if you're in the area, be sure to stop by the bright green table to say hello.

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