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The Johnsons

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: Family, Family Guide, Recreation

Distant from the city lights and engulfed by nature, one might feel overwhelmed by the unidentified bustle in the bushes, the sticky humidity, and the irritating mosquitoes. For the Johnson family, it means they’re all […]

Dario’s Nutella Waffle S’mores

Posted In: Family Guide, Recipes

This new twist on s’mores is not just for the kids at the campsite—grownups will love them, too. Add some fresh fruit to give a healthful boost to this gooey, delicious campfire dessert. Ingredients: 12 […]

Out-of-State Camps

Posted In: Family Guide, Parenting

The time is swiftly approaching when parents will have to sit down and have “the talk” with their children. This heart-to-heart shouldn’t be taken lightly as the child’s response could have a serious impact on […]

Austen Hill

Posted In: Education, Family Guide

Austen Hill knows that camping is an exciting, even vital, part of kids’ summers. He does his part to make sure the Papio NRD camps stay exciting. “I like to do different activities that they […]

The Beckmans

February 2, 2017 · Posted In: Family Guide, Parenting

Sadie Beckman—at 2 years old—likes to pick up pretty rocks and cup them in her tiny hands. Then she clicks them together. These are special rocks that her grandmother, Linda Beckman, brought back from past […]

Laura Kirschenbaum

January 13, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family, Family Guide

Laura Kirshenbaum is a straight-A student, but it is not good grades that her mother talks about first when describing her daughter’s scholarly accomplishments. “It’s comments that teachers make. It’s wonderful hearing about how she […]

Fleece-Lined Freedom

December 1, 2016 · Posted In: DIY Project, Family, Family Guide

This time last year (December) I was pregnant, which was such a foreign feeling. The thought of spending the holidays with a little one was something I could barely wrap my mind around. Now, I […]

Elizabeth Byrnes

November 20, 2016 · Posted In: Family, Family Guide, Teen Voices

“Students come up to me in the halls and ask when the pantry is going to stock toothbrushes…Toothbrushes…What they’re coming in for, it’s not just food they need, but basic items to survive and help […]

At the Heart of St. Matthew

November 15, 2016 · Posted In: Education, Family, Family Guide

“When I see a student no longer having to struggle to read or do a math problem—that is why I teach. They take so much pride in them-selves when they become independent in their thinking.” […]

Twenty Minute Taquitos

November 8, 2016 · Posted In: Family, Family Guide, Recipes

This recipe is great for a quick and easy dinner for the kids. Each taquito can also be cut into fourths as an appetizer for those last-minute holiday parties, and the chicken mixture can be […]