"Mara is convinced we need to have a party for (our cat) Murray, and she has a design for how we should do it," wrote Molly Cavanaugh. "Murray is an inside cat, which means besides us and the guests we have over, he doesn’t really have any feline peers. But Mara has put together a guest list that, not coincidentally, consists of all of her friends and their furry companions. The way she sees it – they can all come over for one big cat party."
It might be cold outside, but it’s also the perfect time to start a garden for your child! This winter, introduce them to the joys of gardening by making a fairy garden.
Our 14-year-old son, who was adopted by open adoption, now wants to go live with his biological mother. She was completely out of the picture until a couple of years ago when she suddenly showed up, telling us that she’d completely changed her life and wanted to re-establish contact with “her” son.
"Why can't we share houses?" my daughter asked.
Academics are a big part of preparing your child for college. But changes affecting your soon-to-be freshman’s finances, health and overall lifestyle are coming too, and preparing for those can be just as important – and just as stressful. Here are some areas you can discuss with your high school senior to help ease these areas of transition.
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Dear Sassy Housewife: My husband and I are expecting our first child. I'm so excited about it and want to shout out to the world. But he doesn't want to talk about the baby on social media – and he's very against putting pictures up. This makes me sad because most of my family lives out of town. It would be an easy way to connect with them and let them see how baby is doing. I want to post them to Facebook at least, but he won't budge. What should I do?
Think you've seen Nebraska? How many of these destinations can you cross off your Cornhusker bucket list?
"I know that we as parents – as our parents before us and their parents before them – often quip with “back in my day” ... but seriously, back in my day, third-grade Shea only cared about playing doll house, listening to my Fisher-Price alarm clock radio and watching "Full House." I was nowhere to the point of thinking about boyfriends, baby names or popularity," wrote local mom Shea Saladee.
The adenoids are patches of tissue that sit at the very back of the nasal passage and top of the throat. Like tonsils, the adenoids do important work for babies and young children. They are one of the first lines of defense when harmful bacteria and viruses are inhaled or swallowed.
Constipation can trigger health issues such as inflammation, allergies and colon cancer.
Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place Feb. 23-26.
"As much I love the Internet for convenience, entertainment and information, I do question if parenting in the digital age is easier or harder," wrote Jaime Wyant. "As I think about what life would be like without the Internet, here are my arguments for and against this life-altering technology."
“I wrote for 10 years before I got my first book published,” Connealy said. “On that fateful day, when I earned my first contract, I had 20 finished books on my computer. Some may call that perseverance. Others, like my children, (call it) OCD. But I got published and escaped medication.”
"Did I mistake my awakening for hers? Did I think that loving blackness could be coded into her DNA, passed down just like athletic ability or creativity?"
"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.
Dear Amy: My husband and I have two boys, ages 7 and 4.
"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.
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…
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