Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place March 23-26.
Think you've seen Nebraska? How many of these destinations can you cross off your Cornhusker bucket list?
To all you parents about to embark on this interesting, funny, frustrating and bittersweet journey — good luck. Here's what worked for us.
"I recently had a friend ask me how I had any time to read, and I told her it’s amazing how much time we waste on doing nothing when we really think about it," wrote Jaime Wyant. Here are a few tips you can incorporate in your life to get some “me time” back."
“I’ve shared the joy of reading with my four children and 10 grandchildren, made certain they had library cards and taught many of them to read," said Omaha author, Cheryl St. John. "I’ve gone to their schools to read books to their classes and spoken to middle school grades about writing.”
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Below are the final three extremely devoted moms. Now it’s up to you — Momaha.com readers — to decide who will be named the “Most Deserving Mom-To-Be” at Baby Love, Omaha's Only Baby Fair. Vote once a day until March 29!
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.
"Sadly, my innate opposition has never stopped my children from asking (for a pet), and over the last year or so, I’ve started to dabble with the idea that maybe our family is ready for a pet. More specifically, a dog," writes Amanda Smith. "The more I think about it though, the more I’m reminded — usually by my boyfriend, Tony — of all the reasons I don’t really want one."
As you establish appropriate expectations for your dating teen, keep in mind there are some rules that parents should follow as well.
My oldest son is getting married next week. I’m pretty sure something is off with the numbers — like some sort of mathematical, time/space continuum thing gone awry — because I’m definitely too young for the “mother of the groom” title.
As allergy season moves in, the sniffles and sneezes can turn a day outside into a miserable mess. If your allergies are seasonal, make sure you know the timing of your allergens.
Dog Gone Problems: I am a new dog owner. I love Muffin, my 6-month-old ShiChi, but she is giving me the flux! I have no idea how to start potty training her or teach her basic commands. I can't afford obedience school.
“At 35, everything changes. It’s like a switch. Your body’s done being young. It’s all downhill from there.” This bit of enlightening news was delivered by Jenni DeWitt's older, wiser 38-year-old friend last November – right before her 35th birthday. "She didn’t elaborate, and I was left to my own, horrible imaginings," Jenni said.
What’s so special about this book is that it memorializes a special, albeit sometimes difficult, transition to becoming a new sibling.
"Some nights start out real promising. The little kids are in bed. No one is crying. We watched a show together! A full show!" wrote Kristine Rohwer. "Post-midnight, the bedroom hustle starts with one cry..."
"I wish I could say my mistreatment at work was an anomaly, but many studies find that the stigmatization of devoted fathers who work is relatively normal."
The Midwest is supposed to be lousy with snow during the winter, but where I live has had a newsworthy weather season these past few months. For the longest time in recorded history, the city of Chicago has had NO SNOW. Eighty five straight days without so much as an inch of the white stuff falling," wrote Molly Cavanaugh. "And the worst part is, it’s all my fault. I’m the reason we didn’t get any snow this year."
While March can be filled with sporting madness, you don’t have to be a part of it.
"My 9-year-old was inconsolable over Chapin's folk hit from the '70s, blubbering between cries about what a tragically sad song it is and saying that he doesn't want to grow up. Like, ever."
Today is the first day of spring — and what better way to celebrate than with free ice cream?
Dear Sassy Housewife: I have a 5-month-old baby. I haven't had a night out with friends in forever. Most of my friends aren't moms, so they like to hit up happy hour after work. I'd love to join, but I'm not sure if taking my baby to the bar is frowned upon or not.
Study finds "moral outrage" toward adults who don't have children.
"There is trouble afoot at my house. Kate, the 21-month-old, has started to think outside of the box. It sounds great, I know. But it is not great. It is the opposite of great. The box is good. The box is important. The box is a delightful receptacle that keeps things in their proper place."
Stress fractures are tiny cracks in the bone that can wreak havoc on athletes and individuals with abnormal bone structure. Though small, this injury can take months to heal properly, but it is very important that full healing is achieved before resuming regular activity.
Try to eat what your body tells you even if it seems a little weird.
Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place March 16-19.
How many parents out there hear the "Come wipe my butt!" plea from their child every day?
"There are many days where I wish I didn’t have a smartphone. The amount of time I waste throughout the day is more than I’d like to admit, and even though the easy solution would be to just get rid of my smart phone, there is also the part of me that doesn’t want to," wrote Jaime Wyant. "You see, I want to have my cake and eat it too."
"Let’s face it, the mind of a teenager changes very quickly. Knowing exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives isn’t something that is going to come easily," wrote Amanda Smith. "I can personally think of five different career fields my daughters, Abbey, 15, and Jaiden, 13, have chosen since we started talking about the subject many years ago."
Parents play a key role in their child’s physical fitness. Taking on that role not only has an influence on their childhood, it also influences how children approach physical fitness in the future. The habits we form in our youth make a difference when we get older; kids who are inactive usually remain inactive as adults.
Mar 25Omaha Christian Academy
Mar 25Lauritzen Gardens
Mar 25Boys Town National Research Hospital - Pacific Street
Mar 25Joslyn Art Museum
Mar 25Midtown Crossing at Turner Park
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