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Jen Schneider: Childhood joys could alleviate adult doldrums

Remembering childhood passions can give spark to adults.


Jessica Brashear: Be your child’s advocate for better health care

Dear Doctor, our appointment left me disappointed in your professionalism and bed-side manner.


Bri Nejad: Sunblock or Sunscreen: Which one should you be using this summer?

One thing we know for sure is we need something to keep our skin looking youthful and healthy.


Joe McCampbell: Momaha has a new daddy blogger

He’s a 25-year-old Omaha guy who plans to blog about life as a single dad.


Heidi Woodard: Help! I have the mentality of an 82-year old

No offense to any octogenarians out there. I’m just not ready to be you yet.


Dr. Tricia Schmit: 9 ideas for a healthier Easter basket

So, here we are, staring at Easter already and… more candy.


Author archive: Melissa Cruickshank

This time, the iPod Touch has my daughter – and me – in trouble at daycare.

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Two toddlers fighting over a toy is hilarious – until it’s your own kid.

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For me, it’s the spa. For my 2-year-old, it’s time out. Yep, really.

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They go away, if slowly and sporadically. Right?

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I thought we were raising our kids to be open-minded. Who cares if a classmate is gay?

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The evil ones are at the zoo, too.

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My sister has switched alliances from Team Melissa to Team Cambria.

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It is not the place for a germaphobe mom or a toddler too easily trampled by big kids.

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Even this miscarriage.

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One of the most special people in my life is my Nana. She’s not my Grandma. In fact, we’re not even related. My parents lived across the street from her and her husband before I was born. As a nurse… »

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We realize we aren’t the first moms to complain about the goody bag phenomenon. I am sure we are not alone when we declare that, back in the good old days, WE did not force our moms to give away… »

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Before I had you, life was very, very different.

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After drowning in snow and ice and everything (not) nice AND being stuck indoors with our angelic children (ahem), here are a few thoughts about the last couple weeks: – We don’t care what you believe in – someone, somewhere… »

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I left my sister alone with Cambria for five minutes. Apparently, five minutes is all she needed for a mustache, goatee, monocle and a tear drop tattoo. On a 1-year old. In pen. My sister, whom Cambria (and now the… »

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I have joint custody of Cambria. Not with my husband, but with Miss Roxanne and Miss Barb, her childcare teachers. We drop Cambria off at 8 a.m. and pick her up at 4:30 p.m. Cambria goes to bed at 7:30… »

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Yes, we are friends in real life.

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You know those friends who remind you to breathe when life is crumbling?

I’m lucky to have two of them.

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I have it.

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I don’t want to look like Beyonce. I just want to fit into my pre-baby clothes.

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It never occurred to me that I could have problems conceiving. That wasn’t part of my plan.

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