What's summer without ice cream? National Ice Cream Day is Saturday and what better way to celebrate than by visiting one of Omaha's local ice cream shops? Check out our list below.
I wasn't quite sure when I finally decided to quit drinking. But I did know one thing: I couldn't parent little kids with three or four glasses of wine in my system.
Looking for something fun to do in the Omaha area this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place July 18-21.
Huntington teachers work with students to focus on their needs and work around their schedules.
Many teens who receive an extended curfew have earned it by following instructions and rules, showing responsibility and meeting their parents' expectations. Below are a few tips if you're a parent considering extending your child's curfew.
After losing my younger brother in a car accident, watching my kids grow to driving age is difficult.
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"In a way, moms are code-talkers because we understand and translate all of the nonsensical little details that matter to our kids. (And to no one else.)"
Good communication with children helps them develop the building blocks for language development. It also improves your bond and encourages them to talk with and listen to you.
This owner has two dogs — a mother and son. As the puppy grew, mom has become increasingly protective over him. What can be done? Read Dog Gone Problems advice.
When my oldest daughter entered middle school, her social life exploded.
Something fishy is going on. It’s a trick — to get kids to try something new and nutritious.
Happiness is the flip side of the pain, the reward that makes you want to move through all seven stages, even while knowing there will be times you slide back down to the bottom.
"I don’t want to be a bad mom, but I think there is something to the saying, 'absence makes the heart grow fonder.' Wanting the kids to go back to their school-year routine isn’t because I don’t love them; it’s because I do. I think it’s good for us to miss each other a little bit — as opposed to the summer routine, which includes never missing them at all because they are always, constantly, ceaselessly there," wrote Molly Cavanaugh. "These mixed emotions were really starting to make me feel like I was failing parenting. And then research came to my rescue."
It’s good for kids to see the adults in their lives learning new things. Needlepoint is a craft that young and old (and not-so-old) can get the hang of together.
Try these titles to spark conversation about sadness, identity and other challenging issues.
I have no way of proving it, but I am convinced that autism in its classical form is a very real, “have” thing, albeit researchers have yet to discover the nature of its reality.
A daughter begged to go to camp. Now she doesn't want to go. What's a parent to do?
Parents in the United States often buy, cook and order separate foods for children. Experts say this can have negative long-term effects.
Now that she is 15, the letters provide her with a through line when everything seems to be shifting.
"My childhood was spent in southern California, where condos were much more the norm. When we moved to Nebraska, we lived in a spacious, maintenance-free apartment," wrote local mom Shea Saladee. "I grew accustomed to apartment living. My husband, however, did not, and has let me know that since we moved in together. Now, we’re finally in a place where we can own our own home, and I’m excited — and slightly terrified."
A few weeks ago, my 5-year-old son dumped his entire toy box out onto the floor of his room. Sam was trying to find something. It wasn’t the first time this happened nor was it the first time I told him to put it all back. But the ensuing attitude and tears of misery finally pushed me to say, “Enough is enough.”
As many would-be parents have found, it's nearly impossible to know ahead of time what the price will be.
An overworked archaeologist confronts a mysterious intruder in Phillips' fifth novel, "The Need."
"Lucy has a very loose tooth. I didn't think it was possible at her age, but I Googled it and we're fine.
"I remember at the slightest wiggle, begging my dad to just rip my tooth out with brute force so I could get in on the Tooth Fairy's fat cash. Lucy's tooth, however, is dangling on a pathetic last thread and she won't let me even breathe near it. It's just swaying there, mocking me. And I've tried to entice her with the delights of the Tooth Fairy, but there's one little problem.
"She's too little to have a freaking clue what I'm talking about.
"Turns out, I don't either."
Is your child interested in learning to quilt? Then “Sewing School Quilts” by Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle will inspire them to learn how.
Looking for something fun to do in the Omaha area this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place July 11-14.
It's not uncommon for schedules to change during this time of year, which can affect our eating habits. After all, summer schedules often mean meal times change and there's likely more free-time snacking taking place. To help combat this, parents should make sure meals and snacks are smart and healthy. Below are some tips.
Now that she's getting older, I find myself missing being needed. Our connection, once as thick as climbing rope, feels more like a strand of dental floss these days.
"When all the planning, toys and tablet games in the world fail you and your kid loses it — whether on a plane, in the grocery store, at the doctor’s office or wherever — the world stops. I know it feels like everyone is judging you and your parenting. It's the worst feeling ever. But please know you're OK. It's OK."
Brain injury or death are far from the minds of most families who own or use pools.
"We adopted our terrier-mix pup about a little more than a month ago and the nipping will not stop," this dog owner wrote. "It’s gotten to the point where the kids can barely pet her or even want to play with her because she bites them or knocks them over." Read Dog Gone Problems advice.