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Jacqueline Baez-Leonard: Easter Sunday: Did my child really drink wine at Mass?

“So, I stand here, mouth agape, partly in horror, and receive the sacrament.”


Scott Reinhardt: One father’s tale of overcoming infertility

Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples of childbearing age. Most suffer in silence. My wife and I, for instance, are one.


Sandy Lane: Yikes! My three sons have April birthday milestones this year

This month we have Grant’s golden 14th birthday, Ben’s 18th birthday and Zach’s big 21.


Jen Schneider: Childhood joys could alleviate adult doldrums

Remembering childhood passions can give spark to adults.


David Codr: Help! My dog bites. How do you get rid of the problem?

Our miniature Golden Doodle that has begun to bite. How do we stop her?


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.


Mom Daily

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Pink eye. Eww.

Conjunctivitis — which is commonly known as pink eye — has been going around my daughter’s school.

It’s some pretty eye-gunky, gross stuff.

Being the typical germ freak mom, I’ve been sending my little one with miniature hand sanitizers in her backpack.

Alejandra, 5, loves the goopy hand cleaner and shares it with friends. She’s my little health advocate.

I wondered what more we could do to promote better eye health.

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Eating lunch at school is not just about satiating hunger — it helps kids learn and is an important part of their nutrition intake for the day.

Yet despite new guidelines intended to reduce obesity and improve the healthiness of school lunches, eating at the school cafeteria can come with its own set of challenges, particularly if a la carte and fast-food options are available.

If your kids are eating school lunches, be sure to talk to them about their choices. And consider asking them to limit their weekly intake of certain foods — for example French fries — and make healthier options.

Posted on by Josie Loza
Also posted in Health and fitness
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Problem solving is a skill we all utilize day to day within our lives, but how did we learn it?

It’s not the easiest thing to teach; however, there are many ways in which we, as parents, can help our children become excellent problem solvers.

There are lots of ways to help teach problem solving to children. Here are our top four tips:

Posted on by Josie Loza
Easter-Gifts-That-Inspire-Girl-In-White-Hat

From the brimming basket itself to the goodies within, Easter has become a true gift-giving occasion.

With sugar-coated marshmallow chicks and giant chocolate bunnies, there are endless ways to give your little ones gifts that fit this beloved holiday’s traditionally sweet offerings.

But with the health of children top of mind, some parents are using this special springtime occasion as a way to give better-for-you gifts that stimulate the brain and inspire creativity.

Posted on by Josie Loza
easter-egg-hunt

Do you have big plans for today? If not, perhaps we can help.

If you’re looking for something to do with the kids this week, check out our big list of family-friendly activities happening around the Omaha metro area.

Are you planning to attend an Easter Egg hunt?

Inside this blog, you’ll find a link to a huge list of Easter activities going on this weekend.

Posted on by Josie Loza
sun screen

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

Posted on by Bri Nejad
Also posted in Mom Blogs
egg hunt

Do you have big plans for today?

If not, perhaps we can help.

If you’re looking for something to do with the kids this week, check out our big list of family-friendly activities happening around the Omaha metro area.

Are you planning to attend an Easter Egg hunt?

Inside this blog, you’ll find a link to a huge list of Easter activities going on this weekend.

Posted on by Josie Loza
spring child

Join us 7 p.m. Thursday for Momaha’s Story Time.

Our guest reader is momaha blogger Jen Schneider at the iRead Bookstore inside Oak View Mall. ‘

This month’s theme: Spring.

During the story time, Jen will read a collection of preschool books about the sunny season.

Story time starts promptly at 7 p.m., and lasts about 30 minutes.

Posted on by Josie Loza
baby sitter

Whether you’re bringing in a new full-time nanny or hiring a sitter for your Friday date nights, you want to make the transition as easy as possible.

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The “tried and true” methods many parents use to keep predators away from their children aren’t working, and on Monday, a group of adults heard it from the mouths of child molesters themselves.

Posted on by Josie Loza
sleeping-kid

Do you have the bedtime blues? Learn how to get your little ones in a sleep routine.

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Sleeping seems like one of the easiest, most natural functions to most adults, but most parents can attest that getting a child to bed can be full of problems.

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mom

New research finds that the new wave of home-based moms tend to be younger, less educated and more likely to be poor than women who work outside the home.

Posted on by Josie Loza
Also posted in Entertainment
taxes

Tax day is looming.

Tax preparers are scrambling as the Tuesday deadline to file federal income tax returns approaches.

The Internal Revenue Service estimates it will process nearly 150 million income tax returns this year.

Momaha.com recently caught up with tax expert Laura Scherler who shared several last-minute tax tips to help you get your paperwork filed.

Posted on by Josie Loza
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It’s the weekend! Oh, yeah!

If you’re looking for things to do in Omaha, glance at our list below.

From Easter Egg Hunts to free craft activities, there’s no shortage of ways to spend time with your kiddos.

Enjoy!

Posted on by Josie Loza
Mother taking care of her sick child

“Breadwinner moms” are at a new peak, according to the Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends.

Single or married moms in 40 percent of households provide the primary income.

If you’ve enjoyed being a stay at home mom, but are ready to also contribute financially, use your “mom skills” to find a satisfying, well-paying job, such as these five…

Posted on by Josie Loza
go, mommy, go

Here’s a really big listing of things to do in Omaha…

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newborn=mom

Parents, especially those with newborns, will appreciate this piece.

Let’s just launch right into things.

Rome wasn’t built in a day.

You won’t instantly know everything there is to know about your baby. You’ll learn as you go. This is a big change! You came out of the hospital with an entire extra person to add to your family.

Just like meeting a new co-worker, you have to hang out with them a little and get to know them.

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“Learning German? When am I ever going to use that in a job?!”

As a young language geek, that’s the kind of refrain I heard regularly in my high school German classes. And it’s an attitude that’s often reflected by parents, teachers, politicians and the community at large.

We’ve come to think of education in narrow, often utilitarian terms and — as such — we’re in danger of ignoring some of the most important learning opportunities there are.

Here are some examples that involve the youngest (and probably most important) group of learners: kids.

Posted on by Josie Loza
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Understanding math begins with a solid exploration of your child’s world around them. By creatively playing with your child through their dominant learning sense, you will ensure that their mathematical base is solid and understood.

Tactile children like to help so make the most of everyday activities such as tidying up. Rather than putting toys in the same place and the same way, mix it up and have it be a learning experience. For example, today you may ask them to put all the trucks in one basket, or all the red dresses together and tomorrow the cars go in the basket and blue items get placed together.

Even mundane things like tidying the shoes can be a learning experience.

Posted on by Josie Loza


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