What Should I Get Out of a Parent-Teacher Conference?

January 27, 2014 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily

Spring semester parent-teacher conferences are coming up soon, but parents wanting to maximize their return on these quick meetings with their kids’ teachers might want to start a few habits now. Don’t expect to solve […]

Jennifer Pool

Theatrical Design of Jennifer Pool


January 8, 2014 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Social Media

Thanks to Saturday Night Live’s runaway hit sketch “#Hashtag” last September, even people living under rocks have heard of hashtags. If you’re in charge of your business’ social media, however, you may not be any […]

Steak Salad with 
Blue Cheese Dressing

Posted In: Food & Drink, HerFamily, Recipes

‘Tis the season to make healthy choices, but healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on flavor. Roasted potatoes, tangy orange juice, and thin slices of medium-rare steak come together to make this a salad […]

Cole Rollins’ Blanket Parties

January 7, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Young Hero

Kristy Rollins hands the phone to Cole almost immediately. It’s still a little tough for her talk about the blankets. Cole is 10. He’s in fifth grade at Pine Creek Elementary, and he’s chatty on […]

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 […]

Omaha’s Historic 
Drag Scene

December 17, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Nightlife, People

In 2004, The New Yorker published a story entitled “Homecoming Queens.” “Compared with most Midwestern towns,” writes author Mark Singer, “Omaha has an active gay demimonde that’s not so demi.” Well, it’s been around for […]

Lydia Kang is in Control.

December 16, 2013 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Lydia Kang has delicate, tiny hands. A long ponytail. She wears simple jewelry: a couple bracelets and some earrings. That’s nearly as much detail as you’ll get about the characters she writes. Kang’s debut novel, […]

Larger than Life

December 11, 2013 · Posted In: At Home, Family, Home, Lifestyle, OmahaHome, People

Deborah Ward, former newswoman and director of marketing at Omaha’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, saw her first seven-foot-tall Santa at a Sam’s Club about eight years ago. Though husband Joe Jordan, managing editor of NebraskaWatchdog.org, […]

Peggy Pawloski

December 6, 2013 · Posted In: At Home, Downtown, Encounter, Home

“This is all I own,” Peggy Pawloski says, encompassing her 1,000-square-foot condo in the 1101 Jackson building with a sweep of her hand. The owner of LeWonderment, a gift store in the Old Market for […]