Jalapeño Hummus

December 15, 2013 · Posted In: Food & Drink, HerFamily, Recipes

Ingredients: 1 cup garbanzo beans ⅓ cup canned jalapeño pepper slices, juice reserved 3 Tbsp tahini 
3 cloves garlic, minced 
2 Tbsp lemon juice ½ tsp ground cumin ½ tsp curry powder 
crushed red pepper to […]

Young Hero: 
Tracy Christensen

December 9, 2013 · Posted In: Family, Health, HerFamily, People, Young Hero

“I was 16 years old when I had Tracy,” says mom Rene Miller. “I was not only very young, but also going down the wrong path. He is the reason why I turned my life […]

Zealous Melon

December 7, 2013 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Entrepreneurs, People, People On the Rise

With just one look at Zealous Melon’s hip basement headquarters, the fruit theme becomes apparent. The walls and the furniture, like the business’ logo, are bright orange and green. “Our office could pass for a […]

Family Success Story
: The Murceks

November 25, 2013 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting, People

Grief is an unavoidable part of life. Everyone encounters it at some point, and it usually strikes when least expected. And though no one grieves the same, the emptiness that follows losing a loved one […]

Pumpkin Pie

November 24, 2013 · Posted In: Food & Drink, HerFamily, Recipes

Ingredients: 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 2 large eggs 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground nutmeg ½ tsp salt 1 (9 inch) unbaked […]

Heartland Family Service’s Salute to Families

November 23, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Family, Giving, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

Every year, Heartland Family Service honors families from Nebraska and Iowa with their Salute to Families Celebration during the annual Heartland Family Service Family Week. The local families are recognized for their strong family life, […]

The Hip Hop Transformer

Young Hero:
 Leyna Hightshoe

November 16, 2013 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, People, Young Hero

“No ten-year-old girl wants to have to wear a neck brace,” says Carla Podraza, whose daughter, Leyna Hightshoe, 12, was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 10. Leyna, now a student at Norris Middle School in […]

Lutheran Family Services

October 30, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Giving, Omaha Magazine

Lutheran Family Services President and CEO Ruth Henrichs remembers meeting a young man a year ago who had a tattoo on his lower arm that read “Born to Lose.” When she asked him about it, […]

Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

September 24, 2013 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Lifestyle, People

“Never say never,” says Brenda Christensen when asked if she’ll ever host foreign exchange students again in her family’s home in Elkhorn. Christensen and husband Mike Morris have hosted three students since 2009, all from […]