FamilyGuide is Omaha’s magazine for parents and educators.

New Technology

December 8, 2017 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, Health

When Dr. Manju Hapke finished medical school more than 40 years ago in India, the latest technology at her school was an X-ray machine. Since then, the CHI Health Clinic physician completed residencies at New […]

Portrait of a School Nurse

November 22, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Family, FamilyGuide

Sharon Wade can tell people many reasons why she became a school nurse, but sooner or later she comes around to this story, one of her favorites: “At one point there was a boy with […]

Giving Kids 
a ‘Tech-Up’

October 22, 2017 · Posted In: Education, FamilyGuide

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, FamilyGuide

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, FamilyGuide

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, FamilyGuide

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, FamilyGuide

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: FamilyGuide, 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, FamilyGuide

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: FamilyGuide, 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 […]


 
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