HerFamily is the Omaha Magazine for the women of Omaha who are young and young at heart. Reaching thousands of women each month, we share their stories and the stories of their families, schools, and communities. HerFamily also offers advice from beauty tips for the super busy mom to easy exercises you can fit into any schedule with help of local community leaders in the industry.

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Overloaded Backpacks

August 25, 2014 · Posted In: Family, Health, HerFamily, Parenting

Overloaded backpacks cause stress on the spine and shoulders, resulting in muscle fatigue and strain, claims the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). In fact, the excessive weight in backpacks may cause a child to [...]


Play Ball!

August 23, 2014 · Posted In: Family, Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Parenting

The initial excitement of having a son or daughter play on their first sports team can sometimes be counterbalanced by concerns that a child may not be fully prepared to enjoy the experience. Dan Chipps, Creighton [...]


Don’t Try This At Home

August 21, 2014 · Posted In: DIY Project, Family, Health, HerFamily

Better living through chemicals.” It was arguably the motto of a generation at the time DEET was first introduced to Americans in 1957. However, humans had figured out how to keep mosquitos and other pests [...]


More than the ABCs

August 19, 2014 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Parenting

Little 5-year-old Emma already knows her ABCs. Well, most of them.  And she can count to five.  Sometimes all the way to seven. But is she really ready for kindergarten? Academic ability is only one [...]


The Beauty of Words

August 17, 2014 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Teen Voices

When interviewing a spelling whiz like Grace Johanningsmeier, it’s almost impossible to avoid lapsing into the role of a spelling bee participant. The road to Washington D.C. and the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the [...]


The Great Outdoors

August 15, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Lifestyle

At Christy Christiansen’s dream job as Outdoor Education Specialist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, her “office” is as boundless as the prairie, lakes are more common than water coolers, and the open sky [...]


Just Do It!

August 13, 2014 · Posted In: DIY Project, Family, HerFamily

Looking for the perfect storage/organizer accent piece? Pottery Barn has nothing on this super easy DIY project, one that cost about $30 and took well under an hour to construct. We found this faux reptile [...]


Of Sophocles, Mutants, and Warhol

August 11, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting

My wife, Julie, and I have amassed a library of perhaps 75 children’s books for story time with our grandkids, Easton (4) and Barrett (3). I’m also augmenting the collection with titles that were my [...]


Nature up close

August 7, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily

With only a handful of part-time and seasonal employees, the very survival of Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. (NWRI)—and the thousands of creatures who receive rehabilitative care from the organization every year—depends on the contributions of [...]


The Big Leap

August 5, 2014 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Parenting

By the time most kids get to high school, they are familiar with how school works. They know how to maneuver through an eight-period day, how different teachers have different expectations, and how to get [...]