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

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, […]

Great Returns

September 18, 2017 · Posted In: Family, Family Guide

Annika  and Stephen   George have called many exciting places home—locales like Melbourne, London, Seattle, San Francisco, and New York City—but, when it came time for them and their four children to put down roots, […]

I Wanna Ore-Ida Waffle

September 1, 2017 · Posted In: Family Guide, Recipes

Who doesn’t love tater tots? Mix them with eggs and pop them on a hot waffle iron for a fast, yummy, and filling breakfast. A delicious way to start off a busy work or school […]

The Goal 
Smasher

August 30, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide

Jose Soria’s summer vacation was not about sleeping in late and hanging out aimlessly. To the contrary, Soria spent the long, hot days of June, July, and August taking summer classes—not because he had to—but […]

Giving to the Dogs

August 4, 2017 · Posted In: Family Guide, Young Hero

Ella Alberts has loved dogs since she could remember. That’s how the 5’4” girl ended up standing next to the 6’4” swimmer who has won more Olympic medals than any athlete. Ella’s helpless at the […]

Reach for the Stars

May 25, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family Guide, Parenting

College has become increasingly expensive. A semester at the University of Nebraska at Omaha now costs more than $3,000, leaving many parents—and students—wondering how to increase their ROI on college expenditure. One of the best […]

Nettles, and Ivy, and Ticks—Oh My!

April 28, 2017 · Posted In: Family Guide, Health

Christine Jacobsen likes to see parents taking their kids outside. “There’s more of a risk to keeping them inside,” she says, citing obesity and other problems. Jacobsen, the education specialist for the Papio-Missouri River Natural […]


 
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