"The countdown is on to one of the biggest meals of the year – Thanksgiving. And my kids won’t eat anything without a fight."
Here are some tips for how to talk to your kids about danger and safety, and which skills to teach them at each age — without adding to their innate fears.
If they're eating enough vegetarian sources of protein, iron and B vitamins, even athletes can get along just fine.
Reading is fundamental – there’s no doubt about that. Without it, most other learning is practically impossible.
Our 8-year-old has suddenly developed a very sassy mouth. She picked this up from a new neighborhood friend who speaks to her mother in a very disrespectful tone, like she’s the girl’s servant.
We're updating this list every day with new and fun things to do this holiday season. Lights, performances, Santa sightings, charity events and more.
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My husband is a yeller. He raises his voice to the kids all the time. I prefer to admonish just as sternly but a little more quietly. He thinks I'm coddling them. What should I do?
Maybe we should stop blindly trusting algorithms.
So often during the holidays we get caught up in festivities, hoopla and gifts for the kiddos that we can forget to think of our partner-in-parenting. Here are some creative, unique ideas.
Rather than trying to jump-start a healthy new year, head into the holiday season with a plan to feel good and still get the most out of the holidays.
"These disciplinary rates are particularly shocking, since suspending and expelling young children has not been shown to produce positive behavioral results," said Rasheed Malik, a policy analyst for the Early Childhood Policy team at the Center for American Progress.
Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place Nov. 16-19.
Not only is it daunting to have to go through five years worth of clothes bins, it is sad — and it ALMOST makes me want to have another baby.
"We make sure our kids eat their vegetables, but how often do we get the recommended serving? We take our kids to every sports practice known to man, but somehow we can’t manage to squeeze in a 30 minute walk for ourselves."
After an early scare with an eye disorder, these twins decided to give back.
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?
"No matter how each (tradition) started, they all have a special place in our heart and I’m sure we would all be devastated to see any of them come to an end."
Here are some tips for making Thanksgiving even more meaningful by getting your kids involved in preparations for your big feast.
"The kid whose knee was in my ear a few hours prior because she couldn’t bear to sleep away from me was sharing a Hallmark moment with someone else? And he was getting the good version — she was laughing and sweet for him, not the whining snot monster who’d coughed in my face all night long — which was totally unfair."
Toss the juice boxes and Fritos, come see what you can do for tasty, healthy snacks
Owner's Boston Terrier suddenly stopped walking in grass. What could be causing this behavior? Read Dog Gone Problem's advice.
He didn't set out to become the youngest hiker to complete the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails.
He held one of the most powerful jobs in the world. But when Joe Biden sat down to talk with an Omaha mom, he was simply another grieving parent.
What sort of message was I sending my very impressionable little girls? That their proper place is in the kitchen or doing laundry? That they should get used to cooking and cleaning now so they are ready for these tasks when they reach motherhood?
"Look, I am under no illusion whom Pottery Barn is marketing to: people who have more money to blow on a kid’s bedroom than most of us would spend on our kid’s first car."
"Even as a certified professional organizer, constantly purging toys can be overwhelming," wrote Naeemah Ford Goldson. "Here are some tips that help me purge my kids' toys."
The credit has come under fire on Capitol Hill as Congress debates an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate credits and deductions in the name of a simpler, flatter code with lower rates.
"Kids come with clutter. I get it. I actually have an exceedingly high tolerance for clutter. I don’t mind the mess, but I am staring down the business-end of toy gifting season and I have hit my breaking point."
The holidays are coming up, which means figuring out great gifts for the kiddos in your life. Keep imaginations engaged and curiosities piqued with these new picks — hot off the presses, straight to you from the Momaha Bookshelf.
Having done a good amount of reading on this issue over the past few years, I fail to see the usefulness, much less the validity, of saying that certain children, while not classically autistic, nonetheless qualify as “sort of” autistic.
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