Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place June 22-25.
"As I watched the film, I noticed there were many ways it reinforced how I’ve always intended to raise my daughters," wrote one Omaha mom. "As a single mother for much of their youth, I always attempted to raise them with the understanding that they are as capable as any male when choosing their future goals. A strong female such as Wonder Woman could only emphasize that way of thinking."
Parents often cringe at what their kids choose to wear — and in the summer, there’s no outerwear to cover up a fashion faux pas. Here are some tips for helping your kids dress so they’re happy and you aren’t scandalized every time they walk out the door.
A little more than a year later, Kristen Hensley and Jen Smedley’s Web series, “IMomSoHard,” has garnered nearly 100 million video views across Facebook, Youtube and other platforms. Their popularity has led to a book deal, a possible TV pilot and, at the moment, a national live tour.
Tip No. 4: Investigate suspicious smells. "Pull over at a desolate highway exit because your 5-year-old is ranting about a mysterious odor. Check for cows outside the car. Check the baby inside the car," wrote Catherine Kraemer. "(Then) watch in horror as your 3-year-old shows you the poop inside her cowgirl boot. Clean her foot with wet wipes. Gag. Ask, 'How did this happen?' at least 50 times."
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While the ears play a critical role, other organs such as the eyes, joints and muscles work together to keep you steady and upright. When one stops working correctly, the entire body may suffer from a balance disorder.
"I love that my son thinks about and focuses on these things. It shows he is interested in the way the world works, and how it relates to him," wrote mom Ashley Salem. "The inner workings of his mind, and the excitement and newness of his experiences are amazing to me. He is an amazing little sir."
A 5-year-old dog with aggression issues growls and nips at small children who run around the house. Read Dog Gone Problems' advice on how to fix this aggression problem.
"People are shocked to hear that I have five kids. And even more stunned that their ages are so close together," wrote Rachel Higginson. "When I take them to Target, perfect strangers ask if I meant to have so many of them. Or they volunteer to explain how babies are made. As if I need instructions. Hello, five of them, remember? My husband and I have got this down."
A scavenger hunt in the great outdoors is a great way to give kids a little exercise, explore a neighborhood and ignite a sense of wonder and imagination. After the kids are done with their hunt, they can use their creativity to turn their finds into something else. Check out these four fun crafts.
"He eyed my husband suspiciously, 'Are you the new gardener?' It was not the first time I had seen him bear the brunt of racism and ignorance, but it was the first time my daughter had."
Just because it's summer doesn't mean kids should stop learning. Check out this list of educational places to visit. Not only will your kids have a blast, they'll learning something along the way.
Think you've seen Nebraska? How many of these destinations can you cross off your Cornhusker bucket list?
We've updated our list of restaurants that offer free – or fairly cheap – meals for children in the Omaha area. The below list is subject to change according to restaurant promotions at anytime.
We checked the World-Herald archives for dad-related stories, and found plenty. Here are 10 inspiring, humorous or heartbreaking stories to remind you why Father’s Day is so important.
"This unflagging love my children have for the cat is, sadly, a one-sided feeling. Murray is a one-human cat, and I alone am that human," wrote Molly Cavanaugh. "Neither my husband nor my children have been able to thaw that cold shoulder Murray is constantly showing them, though Peter has come the closest."
A kid can work up an appetite playing outdoors. So when little tummies start to growl, be ready with a power snack that packs nutrition and yummy energy.
"Some stayed for a couple of days; others, months. All left behind memories, tears and, most important, lessons."
Many of today’s parents suffer (and suffer they do, albeit a good number seem to feel their suffering is a sign of conscientious parenting) from what I call “upside-down, inside-out, and backwards parent-view disorder.”
In honor of Father’s Day, we talked to more than a dozen of them, on the streets and on social media, asking: What’s the best part of being a dad?
Dear Sassy Housewife: My kids write letters and draw pictures for their grandparents and we send them in the mail, but I never hear anything back from them. Their grandparents don't seem to care, and my kids what to know what grandma and grandpa thought of their latest drawing. What do I do?
The divorce rate is 50 percent higher in remarriages with children than in those without, said psychologist Wednesday Martin. "While kids have very little say in a parent's decision to remarry and form a new family, they do have tremendous power to break it up."
The Fourth of July is around the corner. Here are some tips for hosting the perfect kid-friendly party!
Going on a bike ride is a classic way to exercise and enjoy nature with your family members of all ages and fitness levels. With the proper equipment, your family can enjoy a summer filled with safe cycling trips.
Silicon Valley tech moguls are conducting an enormous experiment on the nation's children. We should not be so trusting that they'll get it right.
"Before children, (my husband) was my partner, my soulmate, my best friend. Now, after our babies, I’ve subconsciously morphed him into something else; something less intimate like my husband and more detached like the help," wrote Anna Lind Thomas. "He's the tickle machine that distracts the children, the waffle maker while I jump in the shower. The paycheck. The light bulb changer. And sadly, more ominously, the dog to kick."
"Walt Disney World is truly magical. Our kids love it, my husband and I have a blast and it’s a fun place to visit every once in awhile," wrote Jaime Wyant. "However, the one thing I wasn’t counting on was the cursing and grouchiness of so many people in line."
Frankie Delgado's family shared the Texas boy's story, hoping to prevent other children from dying.
Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place June 15-18.
"The trouble with lying is its ability to become such a habit; the more a person does it, the more likely they are to continue doing it in the future. It’s a vicious cycle — and one I don’t intend on allowing my children to develop."
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