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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.


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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.

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Announce your baby’s arrival or first birthday or share an adorable baby snapshot in the World-Herald’s Babies! special section.

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A perfect activity to try with the kiddos any time is cooking.

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Momaha is giving away pairs of tickets to see Emmy-winning TV host, author and biologist Jeff Corwin.

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How many times have you said, “Don’t do that” and then promptly did whatever “that” is yourself?

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Dear Sassy Housewife,

I’m a married woman and mom to three children. I love my husband very much, and he’s an incredible father.

Lately though, I’ve been feeling myself attracted to one of the women in my book club.

She’s a lesbian mother to two children, and we have started to spend time together outside of book club. Nothing romantic or inappropriate has occurred, but I have feelings for her growing but I don’t think they are reciprocated.

I don’t know what to do. I love my husband but I can’t stop fantasizing about this woman.

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If you’re looking for things to do in Omaha, look no further.

We’ve compiled a really big list of activities around town that you’re family will surly enjoy.

So pick one, grab a coat and hit the door.

Have fun this weekend!

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Shirtless Dads breastfeeding.

Really, it’s something you have to see.

The images — which some have called “provocative” — are quite impressive. Brilliant if you ask me.

A Tennessee father and photographer released the pictures of men — some shirtless — holding infants as though they’re breastfeeding.

The reason: He hopes to “de-stigmatize public breastfeeding” which his “If I Could, I Would” campaign.

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Think of children’s snacks as less like actual snacks, and more like mini-meals.

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The study of moms from 1965 to 2010 indicated that today’s moms are more sedentary.

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Americans really love their snacks, but will they pay to have them delivered to their mailboxes?

That’s the bet behind new snack delivery services that want to inject an element of surprise into the snacking ritual. Rather than letting people pick what they want, the companies usually assemble packages based on the customer’s general preferences.

Martin Abrams, marketing director of the 301 innovation unit at General Mills, likened the company’s new Nibblr snack delivery service to the music subscription service Pandora, which offers personalized radio stations based on music people like. He called it the attraction of the “controlled surprise.”

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How long should men take for paternity leave?

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

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The alphabet. Addition. Sight words.

There’s so much for children to learn. So don’t make it boring.

Yank the remote from your child and plop him or her in front of the computer.

Teach your kids to learn with these 46 mom-approved games and interactive websites…

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Parents of young children, I’m sure you’ve had a long, bumpy road.

I imagine you start the bedtime routine at 7 p.m., at which time you begin coaxing your young child to undress and get in the bath. The process ends sometime after 9 p.m., at which point you wake up next to your child bleary-eyed, wondering how long you’ve been lying there next to him because he insists you lie down with him every night when he goes to bed.

Am I right?

If this scenario sounds familiar, you are not alone.

Know that countless other parents are going through what you’re going through. Also know that developing good sleep habits is like developing good tooth-brushing habits — it takes time for your child to get there, but once he does, it’s second nature.

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If you have children it’s likely they’ve made friends with other kids who live nearby in and around your neighborhood.

It can be tricky to have new children in your home as your house rules may be quite different than what they’re used to in their own homes.

We’ve put together a few tips that will help make play dates in your home enjoyable while ensuring neighborhood friends understand your household rules, too.

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“April Fools Day. Sure. What a joke. My father is lying in a bed in intensive care. He can still joke. I can’t.”

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Dr. Jeremy Toffle of Children’s Physicians offers ways to teach your children teamwork, incorporate cooperation and not competition.

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Also posted in Health and fitness
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A few strategies to help you cope while you detox from your old routine…

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Ten girls. Three boys. No sets. No adoptions. All from the same parents. Pretty crazy right?

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