Omaha Children’s Museum

May 23, 2016 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Publications

This year, the Omaha Children’s Museum celebrates 40 years of bringing joy, education, and imagination to Omaha youth. The museum has come a long way in 40 years, from starting out in the back of […]

Staying Safe on the Road

May 19, 2016 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Education, Family, Publications

Most drivers have been witness to fellow road warriors behaving badly. Whether they cut you off, didn’t use a blinker, sped around you, or some other dangerous offense—chances are you thought, “learn how to drive!” […]

Creating Fine Lines

May 2, 2016 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Publications

Twenty-five years ago, a high-school teacher and a group of self-described misfit teenagers gave birth to a tiny literary journal. It was a document, and project, seemingly as ephemeral as the cheap paper on which […]

Run, Seth, Run!

April 18, 2016 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Publications

Seth Hirsch can be seen at Lake Zorinsky by 6 a.m. most mornings. He’s out there running laps around a lake most of us would struggle to walk once. He’s driven to become the best […]

The Nelson Mandela Way

January 20, 2016 · Posted In: Education, Family, Neighborhoods, North Omaha, Omaha Magazine, Publications

North Omaha may be reversing five decades of capital resources leaving the community with little else but social services coming in. Emerging business, housing, and community projects are spearheading a revitalization, and a new school […]

Symphony Kids

December 14, 2015 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Publications

The Omaha Symphony’s annual holiday performance includes children, and the appearance of a group of young musicians with their small violins in hand always gets a reaction from the audience. “The last couple of years […]

Generational Mixer

December 3, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Education, Family, Publications

As the mother of six and grandmother of four, Pauline Smith knows a little something about relating to kids. She uses these skills as a participant in the North Omaha Intergenerational Human Service Campus (NOIHSC)—where senior […]

Nancy Beal Meyer

October 26, 2015 · Posted In: Art, Education, Family, HerFamily, Lifestyle, Publications

When the other little girls in Nancy Beal Meyer’s third grade class were coloring and making crafts, Beal Meyer was begging her mother for an opportunity to learn about art. Not the art from her […]

What Happened to My Lincoln Logs?

September 17, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Education, Family, Publications

The interwebs tell me that the academic term I’ve been searching for is something called “structured block play.” You know, LEGOS, building blocks, and the like. My 5-year-old grandson, Easton, is particularly enthralled with structured […]

Safe Summer Swimming

July 6, 2015 · Posted In: Education, Family, Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

This article appears in Her Family July 2015. Summer means swimming, and it takes a few precautions for parents to ensure the activity is safe and healthy, says pediatrician Melissa “Dr. Mel” St. Germain of […]


 
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