Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place Feb. 23-26.
"There will always be those moments when I wish I could have given my children a bigger home, better vacations or even a pet, and I’m sure (having kids) early made life harder than it had to be," writes Omaha mom Amanda Smith. "The truth is, though, I wouldn’t want it any other way."
Resistance or refusal to attend school can quickly become a very stressful situation for parents and children alike. As a parent, you know your child needs to attend school; however their distress is often difficult to endure. Sending them to the very place that seems to be the root of their distress can weigh heavily on parents, leaving them to wonder if they’re doing the right thing.
"There was the first time Matt wrote his name (with a rock in the body paint of my car), the first time Joey learned that rocks can break automobile windows and the resultant first realization that we should’ve gone with wood chips instead of rocks when landscaping the yard," wrote local mom Lynn Kirkle. All of these firsts are random, unpredictable moments; fleeting instances that elicit a quick smile or a passing gasp. The stories they leave behind, though, become the classics that are re-told on every holiday. They're the family legends.
Irritants are substances that can trigger allergy- and asthma-like reactions when a child is exposed to them. What causes these symptoms, and the degree to which they are experienced, varies from person to person.
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Dog Gone Problems: We have a new puppy who is adored by our children. They carry him or chase after him everywhere. At bedtime, our children often get into fights over who the puppy is going to sleep with. Is there a problem having a puppy sleep with children?
Training a dog can be intimidating, but with help from a specialist it doesn't have to be. David Codr, a dog behaviorist and weekly Dog Gone Problems blogger for Momaha.com, will host free dog training and behavior workshop Thursday at Dogtopia, 1329 Portal Drive in Omaha.
Everyone has that one TV mom who reminds them of their own mom, or who they want to be more like.
Last week, I was doing homework on my computer. I was writing in appointments and a to-do list in my planner for our week. As I took a break to drink water, I was suddenly tackled by my son.
"My husband Eric has always wanted to go skydiving. I, on the other hand, have never had the desire to go. Not because I’m afraid to jump out of a plane, but because I’m afraid I won’t be able to breathe," said Naeemah Ford Goldson. "So for his birthday, I thought indoor skydiving would be a great compromise for the both of us."
Losing a favorite stuffed animal can be devastating. Here at The World-Herald, we have a lost bear. And we need your help returning him to his owner.
The Nebraska State Cheer & Dance Championships were held at the Heartland Event Center in Grand Island, Nebraska, on Feb. 17 and 18.
It appears that when it comes to the battle of the unborn sexes, it is not a level playing field, according to new scientific research. Women with baby girls on board not only are more exhausted, but have the added bonus of having a harder time fighting off illnesses.
A Boys Town expert shares advice for keeping kids active.
Should I tell them about the issues that worry me? Should I confide my fears for our country? Would such candor build character, or anxiety?
Babies born at 27 hospitals in the state of Nebraska are receiving handmade red hats this month. The hats are part of the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign, which raises awareness of heart disease and congenital heart defects. Volunteers knitted and crocheted more…
Dear Sassy Housewife: How do people have sex when they have little kids? They need attention all the time. When one is asleep, the other is awake. Do I really have to hand them off to a babysitter and then go rent a hotel room?
In these days that feel a lot less kind and a lot more abrasive than many of us would like, where good examples for our children to emulate might be a little harder to find, books such as "Wonder," by R.J. Palacio, offer a balm and a positive path for all of us to think about and discuss.
Lynn Kirkle's daughter is going to be a flower girl in an upcoming wedding and she's had visions of her "smiley little pumpkin dressed up like a fairy nymph, bringing the wedding crowd to their knees with her impish smile and mad petal-dropping skills."
"As the wedding quickly approaches, though, I’m growing a wee bit nervous. Realistic. Miss Katherine has grown into a gloriously independent, stubborn little toddler."
In recent years, the Nebraska school system has taken an active role in helping families, students and schools in the treatment of life-threatening asthma and allergic reactions. Here are some helpful reminders for both parents and schools.
Blending families isn't easy. Here are some tips on how to prep for the transition.
This book, by Dr. Laura Jana, borrows from the lessons we have learned about succeeding in the 21st century.
Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place Feb. 16-19.
Is motherhood a woman’s purpose in life? Yes and no. At least that’s how I see it.
Bedtime at Jaime Wyant's house involves a lot of books for both of her kids. Here are a few of their favorite bedtime books both her 16-month-old and 5-year-old love.
I have fought every gift my two girls have received that has been pink, when it could've been purchased in neutral colors. It hadn't occurred to me that there were boys out there facing a similar stigma.
Think you've seen Nebraska? How many of these destinations can you cross off your Cornhusker bucket list?
When you have more than one child, you will spend more time than you’d expect trying desperately to make the many purchases in their lives "even" or "fair," said Amanda Smith. Here are just a few issues she ran into when trying to make everything fair all the time.
Kids need to see what good sportsmanship looks and sounds like, so you must model these behaviors for players – and expect and demand that parents and fans do the same.
I conclude that these devices interfere with the development of proper social skills.
Feb 24Lauritzen Gardens
Feb 24Joslyn Art Museum
Feb 24The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center
Feb 25Lauritzen Gardens
Feb 25Country Inn & Suites—Omaha Room
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