Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place June 20-23.
"As parents, it can be all too tempting to try and plan something for every day of our kids’ summer vacations. There are far more summer activities available to kids and families than there were in my childhood. It’s possible to have kids booked almost every day of the break. I encourage you to resist that temptation. Make it your goal to hear the phrase “I’m bored” at least three times this summer."
With this cardboard version, you can invite family and friends to take a book, return a book.
Resumes help students reflect on their high school careers and prepare for the next step in their lives.
After reading the poem "The Last Time" (and ugly crying afterward), this Omaha mom came up with a list of "last times" she won't miss. Check it out here.
Anne Brescia sat beside her only child, Anthony, as he lay unconscious in a hospital bed at age 16. Just a few months before, he was competing in a swim meet; now cancer was destroying his brain. Brescia couldn't save her son. But she was determined to bring him home.
Scouting's highest honor sends a powerful message based on merit, say those involved in program.
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Since his wife’s death after their sons’ birth, Mike McLaughlin has raised Jordan and Dylan on his own.
"These weeks until their roommate emancipation will seem like the longest in the world to them. However, it’s going to be here in what feels like a blink to me."
"For the last several years I have stayed at home with our son and have had what I feel is an opportunity of a lifetime to watch him grow, learn and develop into a wonderful boy filled with energy, creativity, caring and joy. It has been a real treat; one sadly missed by so many parents."
Today's parents' focus on kindness is all for the best. But we must ask ourselves how we define it.
"Today will be tinged with sadness, but I will remember with love a man who lived life fully, who loved well and who was loved by many. Today I will feel him with me."
We can avoid other rooms, but we can’t avoid the hub of the home. The simple act of waking up as a mother of small children is hard enough as it is. Then I’d enter the kitchen with a sink piled high with dirty dishes, a floor covered in so many cracker crumbs it looked like a sandy coastal beach and a countertop that required a jackhammer to break off crusted-on marinara. Cortisol rising!
"I joked often that eventually the wheels would fall off this over-scheduled wagon, yet I managed to always keep us on track."
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Here’s to all the dads out there who let their independent-minded toddlers climb into the car on their own, even though you’re already 10 minutes late. Who gladly clean up puke when their child throws up at 2 a.m. Who are the first to volunteer to get up with the kids in the morning and let mom sleep. Who go the extra mile to make Mickey Mouse pancakes.
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Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place June 13-16.
"Vacations and sporting events are great but they aren't the only way to spend quality time together. Volunteering as a family also is a wonderful way to have fun and enjoy each other’s company, all while making your community a kinder, better place."
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