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 […]

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 […]


 
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