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

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 […]

10 Cheap Things to do in Omaha This Summer

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

This is going to be no ordinary summer in Omaha, and the best part is, you won’t have to budget much to enjoy it with your family. There are inexpensive and free activities throughout the […]

Third Time’s A Charm

Posted In: Family Guide, Sports, Young Hero

There will be a time in Larry Mercier III’s life when he won’t be lacing his ice skates and pulling a hockey sweater over his head. Until that time comes, the Papillion-LaVista South High School […]

The Johnsons

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 […]