Tonya Kuper

June 1, 2015 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, People, Publications

Originally published in June 2015 edition of Her Family. Tonya Kuper was bored. As a stay-at-home mom, her 4-year-old son and baby kept her hopping. Her husband would eat dinner, play with the kids, and […]

Play Lab

April 27, 2015 · Posted In: Education, HerFamily, Publications

It’s easy to think back to our own childhoods and compare them to the world our children currently live in. Perhaps you feel that your children aren’t as safe or don’t have as much freedom […]

Kid Coding

April 20, 2015 · Posted In: Education, HerFamily, Publications

Originally published in April 2015 edition of Her Family. As an academic researcher, I write a lot of code to organize data for my research,” Burch Kealey, a University of Nebraska-Omaha accounting professor, says. “I’m not […]

Nicole 
Carrillo

April 9, 2015 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Young Hero

Originally published in March 2015 HerFamily. Nicole Carrillo says she can make friends anywhere. Even at the airport. Case in point: On a chilly night in November, Nicole stood with her fellow Thrive Club members […]

No Age Limit

Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Parenting

Originally published in March 2015 HerFamily I could have worked with Jim Rome, the radio sportscaster. We’re about the same age. We were in college about the same time, studying the same thing. We both […]

The Death of Cursive

February 24, 2015 · Posted In: Education, HerFamily

Look closely. Bet you can’t even read it. The strong, curvaceous loops of the “L” intersect just a little too closely with …is that an “o”? It hooks right up with … “z”…something? In it, […]

Art School

February 11, 2015 · Posted In: Art, Business, Education, Family, HerFamily, Nonprofit

Are those balloons?” the instructor asks a young girl dressed warmly in pink sweatpants and a purple sweatshirt. The girl looks up and nods enthusiastically before returning to her drawing. No, it’s not a school […]

Toddler Tchaikovskys

February 10, 2015 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Parenting

For some local Omaha business owners, work doesn’t necessarily mean no play. Take entrepreneur Deborah Shimokawa, for example—creator and owner of the studio Baby Maestro and single mom extraordinaire. “I love to sing, and I […]

Just a Little Respect

January 16, 2015 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily

I can’t believe this,” Troy says. “Sorry, Troy,” Nate replies. “Yeah, me too…f**,” Troy says, using a homophobic epithet as he walks away. And that starts it all. Nate’s voice is full of defeat, shoulders […]

Lorraine Chang

December 13, 2014 · Posted In: Education, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Lorraine Chang is all about sticking it out—whether it’s winning over skeptical constituents at their doorstep, reorganizing inefficient corporate and government bureaucracy, or even just making it through the 90th minute of a hot yoga […]


 
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