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Mugs Half Full: Sick Goggles

There's nothing quite like two straight weeks of sharing germs with your family to leave you feeling a little... sensitive. Load up on coffee and buy a new bottle of hand sanitizer for this month's Mugs!

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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


Ways to Be Involved in Your Child's Play

The Omaha Children's Museum is a wonderful place where kids can use their imaginations to become a firefighter, a scientist, an astronaut, and so much more!

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Categories: development, lifestyle,


Grandkid Language

A two-year-old knows an average of 50 words. By the time he turns 3, the vocabulary expands to 500! What I have found, however, is that not all of these words are actually in a dictionary.

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Categories: lifestyle,


7 Ways to Discover Locally Grown Foods with your Children

Discovering locally grown foods with your family allows an opportunity to teach your children about where their food comes from. It also teaches them about the importance of supporting local agriculture and understanding what it takes to plant, grow, and harvest food. Explore ways to expose your children to locally grown foods in a fun and engaging way.

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Categories: nutrition, lifestyle,


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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Categories: lifestyle,


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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Categories: lifestyle,


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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Categories: parent-stories, lifestyle,


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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Categories: lifestyle,


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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Categories: lifestyle,


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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Categories: lifestyle,


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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