Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place April 27-30.
Psychologists and suicide prevention experts say the fictional series breaks some long-held rules about depicting suicide, potentially endangering at-risk teens who might get the wrong message. They say, however, the series could provide a good opportunity for parents to talk with their teens about a traditionally taboo topic.
"There is a secret place in my house; it’s full of wonderful, glorious things," wrote Jaime Wyant. "This place is so magical that even I don't know where it is. The only person that knows where this treasure trove is located is Liam, my 18-month-old."
Whether you’re upgrading your toddler’s bedroom into a big kid’s room, swapping out a crib for a bed or just considering a fresh new look, it’s essential to start with a budget before diving into a project.
"As busy moms, we’ve got a lot of balls in the air. Sometimes it can feel like we’ve dropped 30 of them and only managed to catch two," wrote Jenni DeWitt. "But maybe if we focus more on what we did accomplish and less on what we didn’t get done, we’ll be happier. We’ll feel more productive and satisfied."
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Love to shop for fresh produce, flowers and other goodies? Then check out a farmers market. Several area farmers markets are now open for the season.
Kids can run, bike and swim their way to the finish line during a triathlon made just for them on Saturday.
Think you've seen Nebraska? How many of these destinations can you cross off your Cornhusker bucket list?
Fitness events don’t have to be adult-only. Here’s a sampling of events and races that are just for kids or offer kid-friendly components. Check out omaha.com/calendar for other events.
"I want my children to know they control their own destiny, and the only way they will ever achieve their goals is to do something about them," wrote Amanda Smith. "So I came up with four tips to encourage my children to dream big and work hard."
While you can’t predict in advance all the rules you may want or need, here are some considerations for setting guidelines with your dating-age teens.
The premise is at odds with how experts say we should talk about the issue.
“I got like five more steps and I was like, ‘Her head, her head,’” the mom said. “And he said, ‘What do you mean her head ... Then he was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, she’s having the baby.’”
"I’ve officially decided to make fitness a priority again. I’m tired (who isn’t?), but I’m also tired of envying the parents who make it to the gym. I’m tired of feeling sluggish, squishy and foggy-brained," said Catherine Kraemer. "Calling my sister and asking her to describe her latest Shred class in detail isn’t cutting it anymore."
There are no hard and fast medical rules for taking your baby outside, but it does take preparation to ensure a successful trip out the door. Here are some tips.
As a dog behaviorist, David Codr frequently hears from parents who are concerned about how their new dog and young children will get along. While these concerns are well-founded, dogs and kids can get along famously when the proper rules and structure are in place. Read on for Codr's tips.
Despite our culture's increasingly casual attitudes about pot, research suggests that marijuana use can damage the developing teen brain.
"I can still see it 20 years later. Over-sized t-shirts and backwards baseball caps. Jean shorts I wish I could burn in effigy. And hair. Hair that was on the brink of turning curly thanks to the magic of puberty, but not quite there," said Rachel Higginson. "It was tragic. It was my awkward phase."
Here are some great reasons to finally cave into that plaintive plea, "Mom! Can we get a pet? I promise I'll take of it." Turns out, that pet will take care of you — and the whole family.
New technology lets you turn your child's masterpieces into books, wallpaper and more.
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.
Some expecting parents may forget to prepare for what will likely be their biggest expense when the baby arrives.
"If you’ve got time to read, you’ve got time to clean," Molly Cavanaugh thinks to herself every time she sits down to read. "And I think if I’ve got time to read, shouldn’t I be coloring with the kids or making something yummy for dinner or in some way 'contributing' to the family?"
We love our furry friends. What better way to show our appreciation than these seven DIY gifts and treats, compiled and created by Heather Winkel.
Viewers waited to see if Hannah Horvath would become a selfless person now that she had a baby. Guess what?
Q: Our 17-year-old son is an unmotivated student. A junior in high school, he is clearly capable of making straight A’s, but typically makes B’s and C’s. He plays on both the football and tennis teams, but is a standout at neither. He thinks kids who use drugs and play video games are “stupi…
Dear Sassy Housewife: I am seven months pregnant with my first child. I am so excited, but also scared to death. Mostly just about the whole labor and birth part. I've heard so many good stories, but so many terrifying stories as well. I decided I want to get an epidural but my mom and sister are both chastising me about my decision. Am I just a wuss for wanting to use drugs?
It may seem as if teen boys don't want to communicate, but they do. And they need to.
"I live with the most adorable, lovable, expressive, energetic tyrant," wrote Shea Saladee. "His name is Beckett and he is 2 years old. He rules my house with a yogurt-covered fist, demanding things like granola bars and 'Sofia the First.'"
Methods of taking your child’s temperature vary depending on the type of thermometer you’re using and your child’s age. Here are five ways.
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