Many kids start heading back to school next week. Here are 23 inexpensive ways close out the summer in style.
"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."
"I don’t think summer could be any more special than when I was a kid. Call me crazy — or nostalgic — but summer in the 90s was magical," writes this Omaha mom. "I want (my kids) to have some of that same summer magic."
"It’s our responsibility as parents to send our kids into the world with the tools to be independent, caring adults."
School’s almost out! That means it’s time to bid farewell to the classroom and say “thank you” to the teachers who have been with our kids all year.
Here are seven themed baskets to let your child's teacher know just how much you appreciate them.
"Whether it's a day trip to nearby landmarks, a weekend getaway to a neighboring state or a week-long vacation somewhere even farther, try to give your kids an educational experience they won’t forget. Go out and travel!"
Though not a true medical diagnosis, it’s thought that postpartum depletion is the physical and emotional toll that occurs in moms from conception to 10 years after birth — but possibly longer. Here are small steps moms can take to help combat this depletion.
Whether you have an adventurer, artist, fashionista, bookworm, athlete or superhero fan, here are some themed ideas to help the bunny fill those baskets.
"I swear I wasn’t always impatient, frustrated or running late. I used to be the complete opposite. But then I had kids," writes Papillion mom Shea Saladee. Here are some ways she's learned to be patient with her kids.
These cold winter days can make us long for an escape. Is there anything better than banishing those wintertime blues with a good book? Check out these six recommended reads.
"When temperatures drop, roads freeze and the air hurts your face. Admit it. Winter makes you miserable. But I didn’t realize just how awful winter is until I had kids."
When you're a first-time pregnant mom, the idea of delivering and having a baby can cause a whirlwind of emotions all wrapped up in one. You're likely excited and scared at this new journey before you. Here are some tips for moms-to-be from an Omaha nurse.
If we, as parents, act as the food police, we’re more likely to create a power struggle — leading to our children having issues with eating down the road.
"This year, I'm proposing some real resolutions for real moms (and dads) that might really work — and maybe make us just a little less stressed in the coming year."
Sometimes we get so caught up that we can forget about our partner-in-parenting. Don’t fear! Here are some creative ideas to help Santa fill the stocking for your significant other.
Even on its best days, parenting is tough stuff. There's always some new mess, mishap or meltdown to navigate. We parents could use a little help along the way. Here are 26 parenting hacks to help make life a little easier.
"(Thanksgiving) has always been my favorite (holiday), which, apparently, is an unpopular opinion. I’ve always been big on family and traditions, and having kids makes it all the better," wrote Shea Saladee. "Here are 13 reasons why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday — and why it just might become yours, too."
Here are 13 grade-specific books featuring relevant, important and diverse themes that you can donate to your child’s classroom this holiday season.
The great thing about these costumes is that most of the items can be used long after Halloween (no trick!).
There’s something almost magical about fall in Nebraska. Here are 10 fall activities your family can enjoy during this festive time of year.
"We had high hopes for him as he entered middle school — finding like-minded peers in his honors classes, band and other extracurricular activities. Even more exciting was the school’s adopted theme for the year, 'Be Kind.' But none of this was enough to protect him, shield him and prevent (bullying)."
If you find yourself in a dinner rut, try some of these tasty weeknight meals. They’re all quick, easy and family-friendly, so they make great back-to-school eats.
Many of these recipes not only make great after-school snacks, but can be modified for lunches, dinners and desserts.
Seven tips to help you and your spouse combat the seven year itch.
"Unfortunately, we probably don’t vocalize these challenges enough — primarily out of fear of hurting feelings. But as our children — and our relationship — grows, I think it’s more important than ever that we talk about and share some of the challenges of being a stepparent. "
Forget the “terrible twos.” As a parent, 3 is so much harder.