FamilyGuide is Omaha’s magazine for parents and educators.

An Honors Course 
in Giving

October 16, 2018 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, Young Hero

Jenna Liakos has already learned the immense value of volunteerism in her community—having completed countless volunteer hours contributing her time to the Omaha Warriors (her little sister’s softball team), the Aksarben Ball, and the Bickford […]

Foxes at Play

October 10, 2018 · Posted In: Entertainment, Family, FamilyGuide

Charlie Fox spent years on the road working for rock bands as a tour manager, front-of-house sound engineer, and production manager. For much of his career, all that time away from home wasn’t a problem. […]

Homecoming

September 16, 2018 · Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide

The origins of the first homecoming celebration are unclear. Baylor University, Southwestern University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Missouri have all made claims, dating back to around 1910, that they originated the […]

Three-Peat

September 5, 2018 · Posted In: Education, FamilyGuide

This state capital on the Pearl River was named after a president of the United States. What is the city and state?  Most people could not answer this questions without going through an internet search. […]

Getting a New Sense for Concussions

August 16, 2018 · Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide, Sports

As a linebacker for Omaha Gross High School more than 30 years ago, Stephen Eubanks slammed head-first into an Omaha Westside linebacker. “I still have a very vivid memory of this,” Eubanks recalls. “It felt […]

Superintendent Letters

August 6, 2018 · Posted In: Education, FamilyGuide, People

The greater Omaha metropolitan area is home to some of the state’s best schools, educators, and students. Superintendents at six of the area’s largest school districts share their thoughts and reflections for the fall. School […]

From the Editor

July 24, 2018 · Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide, People

Fall, for me, is full of guilty pleasures. Back-to-school time means purchasing new pencils, pens, and notebooks. Cooler weather means cooking homemade soup and gingerbread. Halloween means gothic novels to read, gothic-inspired movies to watch, […]

Scouts of Honor

Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide, People

Lillian Henry heard something scratching on the rolled-down screen of her cabin door at Camp Catron. She cautiously peered out into the pitch black night.  Screech…screech. Lilly jumped when she saw glowing eyes. A lot […]

Campfire Stories

July 2, 2018 · Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide

Stories for Kids Here are two campfire tales guaranteed to captivate those peering into the night sky or glancing over shoulders into the shadows… The Fisher Stars Constellations have fascinating histories, and different cultures have […]

Lending Book and a Helping Hand

June 28, 2018 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, Giving, Young Hero

On a recent Monday evening, Omahan Kalli Pettit wheeled a squeaky book cart down a hospital hallway. A pair of teenagers jostled each other as they walked past. Kalli, not much older at age 18, […]