Resolving New Year’s Resolutions

December 30, 2013 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Humor, Lifestyle, Parenting

I don’t go out on New Year’s. I’m a mom, so the minivan and I prefer to stay home. About halfway through the Dick Clark New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special, I get nostalgic and start […]

Multiply by 50

December 29, 2013 · Posted In: Education, Entertainment, Giving, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

Opportunity leads to success. Success opens the door for even greater opportunity. Such is the cycle of the American dream. But many youths across the Heartland face more adversity than opportunity. Poverty, suffering, and staggering […]

Karen Schnepf

December 28, 2013 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Karen Schnepf’s artist profile, published in Her magazine in 2009 (now HerFamily magazine), carried the subtitle “Coloring Outside the Lines.” Much has changed in Schnepf’s life and artwork since then, but her credo is still […]

The Art of Architecture

December 27, 2013 · Posted In: At Home, Home, Lifestyle, OmahaHome, People

When asked about the design principles behind his contemporary, DIY home, Joel Holm employs a more-than-pregnant pause. Finally collecting his thoughts, he borrows—intentionally or otherwise—from Monty Python’s Flying Circus. “The idea,” he says, “was to […]

Puttin’ on the Ritz

December 26, 2013 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Entertainment, Lifestyle, People, Recreation

The rat-a-tat-tat of tap shoes resonates throughout the studio. A big out-of-town gig looms less than 24 hours away, and the troupe is working to perfect the pitter-patter steps of the “Lullaby of Broadway” number […]

From Frenzied to Functional

December 23, 2013 · Posted In: Before & After, Home, Home Improvement, OmahaHome

January is Get Organized Month, so we asked local author and clutter coach, Cyndy Salzmann, to transform from frenzied to functional the tiny laundry room of a busy Elkhorn family. Salzmann is the author of […]

Work Hard, Play Hard

December 21, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Fashion

The holidays are over, and busy routines are back online. Thankfully, sometimes all it takes to go from day to night is a great bag. Hair and makeup: MJ Hartig, Curb Appeal Salon and Spa […]

Christopher McLucas thinks laughter 
is the best 

December 20, 2013 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting, People

Way down on the Giggle Farm, the Guffaw family grows grinning laughing stalks and chuckleberries by the bushel full. Farmer Guffaw and his wife proudly watch as their children spend days playing outdoors, inventing clever […]

Dave Wingert Walking on Sunshine

Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, People

He addresses his fans as “doll,” “girlfriend,” and the occasional, Zsa Zsa Gabor-esque “dahling.” And those are for his male callers. “C’mon in, pussycat,” the man known as “Wingy” beckons with a broad smile. “We’re […]

Leg Lamps and Wooden Trees

December 19, 2013 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Humor, Lifestyle

This year, I decided to ask my kids what their favorite holiday traditions were. I was shocked when neither of them said “presents.” Max: “Movies and our countdown calendar.” Lucy: “I like our wooden Christmas […]