FamilyGuide is Omaha’s magazine for parents and educators.

Out-of-State Camps

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, 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, FamilyGuide

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: FamilyGuide, 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, FamilyGuide

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, FamilyGuide

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, FamilyGuide, 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, FamilyGuide

“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, FamilyGuide, 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 […]

Nurturing Young Artists in North Omaha

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: Education, Family, FamilyGuide, Publications

Within one year of establishing The Union of Contemporary Art in 2011, its founder and executive director, Brigitte McQueen Shew, noticed neighborhood kids arriving unexpectedly at the arts facility on North 24th Street. The Union […]

Half-Monkey Pose

Posted In: FamilyGuide, Fitness, Health, Publications

Half Monkey pose stretches and strengthens the hamstrings, hips, lower back, and calves. It also tones the leg muscles and increases blood circulation in the hamstrings and hips. FamilyGuide Begin in downward-facing dog (by making an […]