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Josie Loza: Live chat and win free stuff
Josie Loza Omaha World-Herald

It’s Friday. Hold on a second while I do my happy dance… OK. I’m back.

This weekend will be jampacked with fun family activities — including the Nebraska Science Festival and the opening of the dinosaur exhibit at the Henry Doorly Zoo. But before you round up the kids, join me for a live chat with other moms at 2 p.m. today.

We’ll swap stories, ideas, photos, recipes and weekend happenings.

Ooh! And, the best part is if you stick around to the end, you’ll be entered into a drawing for the following cool giveaways:

- a free registration for the Muddy Heroes obstacle race course for kids
- bundles of MAC makeup
- $20 Visa gift card
- a free It Works Body Wrap by Tracy Cartwright

Click the grey box to join the discussion. Tell us about your weekend plans and you’ll be entered to win one of the above prizes. The drawing will be held at the end of the chat.

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