Family Guide is Omaha’s magazine for parents and educators.

Quick and Easy

December 8, 2017 · Posted In: Family Guide, Recipes

This chili is a perfect chilly day recipe. Keep these ingredients on hand for busy days. No worry about thawing chicken for this recipe. Simply open a few cans, add some spices, and within 20 […]

Ally In

Posted In: Education, Family Guide

Like many pre-teen girls, Ally Dworak loves animals. Unlike most 12 year olds, Ally doesn’t just think about animals. She raises them, studies them, and has made it her life’s mission to create a better […]

Urgent!

Posted In: Family Guide, Health

It happens. A child who spent the day happily, healthily, playing with his friend wakes up at night with a fever of 102 degrees. When the child and family can’t get in to see the […]

No Sick Days Allowed

Posted In: Family Guide, Health, Parenting

A badly congested and bleary-eyed man pokes his head through a door and intones, “Dave, I’m sorry to interrupt. I’ve got to take a sick day tomorrow.” The recipient of the man’s pronouncement isn’t his […]

New Technology

Posted In: Family Guide, Health

When Dr. Manju Hapke finished medical school more than 40 years ago in India, the latest technology at her school was an X-ray machine. Since then, the CHI Health Clinic physician completed residencies at New […]

Portrait of a School Nurse

November 22, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family, Family Guide

Sharon Wade can tell people many reasons why she became a school nurse, but sooner or later she comes around to this story, one of her favorites: “At one point there was a boy with […]

Giving Kids 
a ‘Tech-Up’

October 22, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

It’s almost impossible these days to gain employment without some level of technical aptitude and proficiency. Being able to apply that technical knowledge on-the-job will continue to be required of future high school graduates and […]

From Quill to 
Keyboard

October 8, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, the word “cursive” comes from the Latin “currere,” meaning “to run.” The humble beginnings of this elegant script trace back to the use of the quill, which was easily broken […]

Saving For College

October 1, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

Breathe. College can be paid for, and help is available. When it comes to planning for college, “It’s definitely never too early,” says Joan Jurek, director of college planning for the Omaha office of EducationQuest, […]

A Return to
 the Classics

September 25, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

Keyboarding. Computer skills. Microsoft Office. These classes were required of elementary and middle school students 15-20 years ago. Now, there’s typing in elementary school? Those courses signify just how rapidly digital technology changes, and consequently, […]


 
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