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…
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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.
"I’m OK with the princesses, and I’m perfectly cool with pink, but I want some balance. I want my daughters to know they can dress up without being damsels in distress. That they can build their own kingdom with or without the help of a prince. That they can value friendship over frogs. That they can slay their own dragons."
With booming technological advances in the world today, prolonged use of digital devices has increased eyestrain dramatically for both adults and children. Here are some tips to reduce eyestrain, via Boys Town Pediatrics.
Dog Gone Problems: We got a second Yorkie who is now 7 months old and is still not potty trained. We are using the same technique we used with our first Yorkie, who was potty trained very easily. We actually taught him to use a litter box and are doing the same thing with this Yorkie. At times, she does go into the cat litter box with a pee pad on top – because she understands she will get a treat if she does. That being said, she still squats and pees or poops outside of the litter box. I just don’t understand why she uses her box most of the time, but still has accidents.
The science is nowhere near ready for a huge next step that raises ethical questions — altering sperm, eggs or embryos so that babies don't inherit a disease that runs in the family.
"It would be easy for us to go our separate ways when those precious few moments of free time present themselves," writes Rachel Higginson. "But just because we would rather spend our free time pursuing other endeavors, doesn’t mean we should. There is a beautiful kind of communion that happens when we choose to take an interest in our spouse’s interests."
Allowing your child to have a smartphone, and at what age that happens, is a personal decision. To help you make this decision, we look at the positives of smartphone ownership for children and examine the ways you can make one of these devices safer for your child.
Count feathered visitors to feeders and contribute to a project at Cornell University.
My son, Declan James Coffey – whose reddish brown hair frames a virtually translucently pale face sprinkled with freckles – told me for the millionth time this afternoon that he does not like potatoes – period. What kid doesn’t like potatoes?! Sure, I can see being 7 and turning your nose up at a nice big loaded baked potato, but French fries? My son will not eat French fries. And he doesn’t care for potato chips.
Kiwis are kid friendly. Make the most of them with these delicious recipes.
Today I come to praise princesses, not to bury them. Moana is the greatest of all Disney princesses. She is the Ur-princess. She is a princess parents can get behind.
Love Valentine's Day, but can't think of anything to do with the whole family? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
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