Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place July 27-30.
Back-to-school shopping can be a real pain. Thankfully, the experience gets easier the older kids get, according to one seasoned mom. Here's how.
"I realized something: Very few adults had offered my children condolences."
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.
Think you've seen Nebraska? How many of these destinations can you cross off your Cornhusker bucket list?
Tune in to this week's Craft Crashers from Mangelsen's and create flower art to hang anywhere in your house or the office.
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"I dodged a real bullet by being born post-1960s feminist movement because I would’ve been the worst wife ever in 1894," wrote Lynn Kirkle. "The first time my 1894 husband told me to fix him dinner, I would’ve mumbled under my breath and slammed pots and pans in response to his bossiness. He has hands, right? He can’t help?"
Cleft lip and cleft palate are among the most common birth defects affecting children in North America. They occur very early in development, usually between 6 and 10 weeks of the pregnancy.
A reader wants to be able to take care of son's cat and dog together, but can they peacefully co-exist?
Omaha native Naeemah Ford Goldson spent a month in the city with her two kids. At the end of it, no one wanted to leave. "This just might become a tradition, unless the powers that be lead us there permanently."
Accidents happen in busy households, and nothing is new forever. But if you act fast with one of several go-to sofa cleaning and fix-up strategies, you can extend the life of your family’s most important piece of furniture.
On hot days, my kids are so eagerly anticipating a snack outside under our blue-striped umbrella, they are more open to trying different foods.
Mom doesn't want to circumcise son, but dad does. What should they do?
"My once smooth, leather-bound lifeline has been entombed in a crack, crash and catastrophe-resistant case that the nice clerk at the local electronics box store told me is the exact same one soldiers use in combat. Except I’m pretty sure the battle-tested tablets the military uses get dropped, dripped on and dragged less than that poor shell of a processor my kids have absconded from my bedside table."
Now is the best time to start talking about the next school year. Here are some tips for parents to get the school year off to a great start!
A mom fears history is repeating itself.
We’ve just been informed that our 7-year-old son has been effectively “expelled” from the private school he attended last year because of repeated instances of stealing small items from classmates and, on one occasion, from the teacher’s desk.
Even social-media-savvy parents may be missing the mark when it comes to guiding our kids' online interactions.
"There is a disconnect somewhere between my daughter’s language skills and her comprehension ability," wrote one mom. "I call this disconnect 'orneriness,' otherwise known as her stubborn unwillingness to understand."
Teachers can be as nervous about the first day of school as their students. We interviewed a few, who told us their first-day stories, what they did on their summer vacation and tips for getting students ready to return to school.
In the midst of using her to work out our anxieties about gender, we forgot the sweetest aspect of Barbie.
Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place July 20-23.
"What more do I have to sacrifice so one of my babies has some small resemblance of me? I waddled around carrying them, bore hemorrhoids for them and drank coconut water for them — and, frankly, coconut water makes me gag a little," wrote Anna Lind Thomas. "And for my sacrifice, I don’t even get an eye color? Eye shape? Hair color? Skin color? ANYTHING?"
Jaime Wyant recently vacationed with her family in Colorado — specifically the Summit County area, a hot summer destination. Planning on going? Here are 5 things you should be sure to check out.
Inflatables sent more than 80,000 people to the ER between 2008 and 2013.
It's not always easy to find time to bond with children when they become teenagers. But one Omaha mom has found something that works for her.
If teens are continually reminded of making good choices by their parents, they’ll be less likely to cave to negative peer pressure. How can parents help?
Even when we're working, moms and dads never take breaks from being parents. We wonder what our kids are doing and if they're OK 24/7, 365 days a year.
"My legs are not my favorite thing. They aren't toned or tan; they're scarred by an ACL repair and ancient mosquito bites, and polka-dotted with bruises that broadcast my general clumsiness," wrote on Omaha mom. "When I was pregnant with Emilia, spider veins accumulated around my ankles, building webs that have only gotten more permanent and complex with each new baby." Still, she's wearing them anyway, and having a ton of fun with her kids while doing so.
When owner tries to pet new dog, she urinates. What is causing this? Read on for an answer from David Codr of Dog Gone Problems.
Madison Coe's family is using the 14-year-old's death to warn others of the dangers of charging cellphones around water.
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