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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The Death of Cursive

February 24, 2015 · Posted In: Education, HerFamily

Look closely. Bet you can’t even read it. The strong, curvaceous loops of the “L” intersect just a little too closely with …is that an “o”? It hooks right up with … “z”…something? In it, […]


Duct Tape Dreams

February 19, 2015 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily

The first years of a child’s life are jam-packed with an endless string of memorable “firsts.” The rite of passage that is climbing into your first “big boy bed” ranks right up there with such […]


Sugar Low

February 18, 2015 · Posted In: Health, HerFamily, Lifestyle, Nutrition

Holly Martens struggle may sound all too common. After the birth of her children she experienced a variety of symptoms. She had low energy; she experienced moodiness and mood swings, felt generally crabby and could […]


“Above all, be kind.”

Posted In: Family, HerFamily

As I was picking up my coffee one frozen morning a few weeks ago, I noticed there was no one in the drive-through line behind me. That in itself was unusual. My caffeine supplier of […]


Art School

February 11, 2015 · Posted In: Art, Business, Education, Family, HerFamily, Nonprofit

Are those balloons?” the instructor asks a young girl dressed warmly in pink sweatpants and a purple sweatshirt. The girl looks up and nods enthusiastically before returning to her drawing. No, it’s not a school […]


Breaking the Ice

Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting

For many area families, summer doesn’t really begin until Omaha’s 15 outdoor public pools open for the season, and the closing date is a sad reminder that swimming has ended for another year. But even […]


Toddler Tchaikovskys

February 10, 2015 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Parenting

For some local Omaha business owners, work doesn’t necessarily mean no play. Take entrepreneur Deborah Shimokawa, for example—creator and owner of the studio Baby Maestro and single mom extraordinaire. “I love to sing, and I […]


Meet the Orands

Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Lifestyle, People

For Matt Orand, a day at the office is child’s play—or at least figuring out what children want to play with. As the Creative Director of the Omaha Children’s Museum, Orand is the one tasked […]


The 402

February 6, 2015 · Posted In: Entertainment, HerFamily, Lifestyle, Music, People, Places

A band takes the stage, awash in colorful lighting. Below them, an audience murmurs and sips their drinks, sitting tall or standing around various corners of the room. The first few notes of an opening […]


Valentine’s Day

January 20, 2015 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily

Now that our kids are in junior high, they don’t have those Valentine’s Day class parties. For Chris and I, romance has digressed into the form of a nap. In lieu of all the typical […]