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January 16, 2015 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting

I attempted to snap a candid picture of my kids on the way to school because they had just requested silence in the car so that they could read. (Did I just hear that correctly?) […]

Building (and Affording)

Posted In: Family, Parenting

Many of the financial aspects of parenting can be scary. Diapers, day care, tuition, sports, clubs, lessons, field trips… the list of expenses involved in raising a child from crib to college can be daunting. […]

John Lajba

Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

A greater depth. That’s what Omaha-based artist John Lajba focuses on when creating his varied body of work. No matter how compellingly lifelike or profoundly abstract, it’s the human condition—with all its emotions and complexities—that […]


January 15, 2015 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

The spare lines of General Crook’s frontier military home at Fort Omaha (Metro Community College) don’t quite do justice to the Italianate form. The most regal Italianate homes in Nebraska’s early days were built to […]

Performance Man

December 25, 2014 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, People

By day he’s a mild-mannered assistant director of learning and development at Omaha’s Hyatt hotels. By night and during weekends, though, Doug Hayko is one the city’s most well-known—and perhaps most infamous—performance artists, one who […]

White Elephant

December 23, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily

My girlfriend and I were invited to a thing called a Ladies’ Christmas Ornament Exchange Party. I seemed to have enough couth to not ask the hostess, “Is this country casual, or somethin’ super fancy?” […]

A Hidden Myth in Elkhorn

December 15, 2014 · Posted In: HerFamily, Lifestyle, People, People On the Rise

On one late fall day, as most high school students were shuffled to and from sports practices, band rehearsals, and gatherings at friends’ houses, 15-year-old author Brandon Bauer was hard at work at a local […]

Driving Past Trauma

December 12, 2014 · Posted In: Health, HerFamily

I was driving along Dodge Street on a Friday afternoon. Rush hour traffic.  As I stopped for the red light in front of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, my mind was on pizza and movie […]

Queen Anne

December 8, 2014 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

When most people think of “Victorian” architecture, they likely envision the ornate and fanciful late era of Victorian architecture known as “Queen Anne.”  In fact, strictly speaking, “Victorian” covers many sub-styles, including Italianate, French Second […]

Meet The Pressnalls

Posted In: HerFamily, Lifestyle, Music, People

If you pop by The Pressnalls’ lovely Midtown home for an afternoon visit, you’ll meet a happy, healthy family. You’ll witness this in wide grins, plenty of laughter, and a warm, laid-back nature. They may […]