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 […]

I Lost on Jeopardy.

June 8, 2015 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, People, Publications

This article originally published in June 2015 Her Family. It was a big day in Chris Grinvalds’ life when Jeopardy came back on the air in 1984 after a nine-year hiatus. Every day at his […]

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 […]


 
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