Breakfast Banana Bread

February 13, 2014 · Posted In: Food & Drink, HerFamily, Nutrition, Recipes

Don’t throw away those mushy bananas. Very ripe bananas are just what you need for this banana bread recipe. Wrap individual slices for a quick breakfast or healthy snack. Ingredients (Yield: 14 servings) ½ cup (1 […]

Drastic Plastic

February 12, 2014 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, Places

Originally opened at 24th and N streets back in 1982, Drastic Plastic was one of the first retailers to push major boundaries within the Omaha social sphere. The punk-rock shop sold skateboards, Dr. Martens, and […]

The Handyman Diaries

February 11, 2014 · Posted In: Business, Home, Home Improvement, OmahaHome

In this increasingly corporate world of ours, it is somehow comforting to know that the age-old tradition of the neighborly, “one man and a truck” model of handyman services has not yet completely gone the […]

Finding the Love

February 10, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Humor, Parenting

The other day, I did the splits when stepping on my son’s sweatshirt. It should probably be noted that I’ve never done the splits before, so I might have mentioned in a slightly unloving way […]

Mother Knows Best

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health, News

How many times did your mother tell you, “Don’t forget to floss and brush your teeth?” It’s a mantra many of us have probably heard repeatedly from our mothers and dentists throughout 
our lives. It […]

Love is in the air, 
especially at school.

February 9, 2014 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily

This is the month that people rush to buy flowers and chocolates in order to celebrate the love they have found with that “special someone.” However, for those of us working in an elementary school, […]

Loyalty and Pride

February 8, 2014 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, North Omaha, People, Places

When Ron Dotzler asked his future in-laws for permission to marry their daughter, her mother said no. “No? Why?” “Because you’re white.” Dotzler grew up in rural Iowa, in a small town of about 300 […]

Exploring Omaha on Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Family, HerFamily, Neighborhoods, Recreation

Valentine’s Day is all about sharing the love and letting your spouse, your children, your friends—even your dog—know that you care. But when it comes to Valentine’s Day celebrations, it can be a little difficult […]

Off-Limits Oddity

Posted In: Home, Midtown, OmahaHome

This edition of “Room” explores one of the many mysteries of the Joslyn Castle. Exactly how the family used the fourth-floor Turret Room has been lost to history. Shown here in the perfectly octagonal room […]

If Hearing Is Believing

February 6, 2014 · Posted In: Art, Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

Do you hear what Angie and Andrew Norman hear? If so, that’s the symphony of the Cornhusker state’s stacked arsenal of music makers. And if you don’t hear it now, you will, because they’re working […]