FamilyGuide is Omaha’s magazine for parents and educators.

Omaha area school superintendents Letters

Superintendents Letters

March 8, 2019 · Posted In: Education, FamilyGuide, People

The greater Omaha metropolitan area is home to some of the state’s best schools, educators, and students. Superintendents at six of the area’s largest school districts share their thoughts and reflections from the 2018-2019 academic […]

Julie Humphrey | Omaha Public Library Reading Program

Julie Humphrey

Posted In: FamilyGuide, People

Julie Humphrey started her career path at age 14 in South Dakota. “I had to volunteer as an assignment for a class. I figured I loved libraries and I loved reading, so I volunteered at […]

Hal Daub

Hal Daub

March 6, 2019 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, Leaders

Hal Daub could probably fill several pages of a resume with his titles and life experiences: musician, soldier, attorney, businessman, congressman, Omaha mayor, regent, elder statesman. But the title Distinguished Eagle Scout visibly elicits Daub’s […]

Joel Arthur

Food for Thought

Posted In: FamilyGuide

School lunch is a memory for nearly everyone. Some people have memories of rejecting the “mystery meat” served daily, while others have memories of being able to eat a meal that day because of the […]

Natural Theatrics From left: Sam w/ Maya, John, Angie Senser

Natural Theatrics

Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide

A toy chest with a gruesome clown face on the front creaks open. A collective gasp escapes the crowd of onlookers. A single red helium balloon drifts out. Children scream as two luminescent hands appear over […]

lifeguard Cecilia Stevens | Lifeguard Plans Career Saving Lives

Lifeguard Plans Career Saving Lives

Posted In: FamilyGuide

Cecilia Stevens grew up in the water. She says her parents took her and her two brothers swimming as toddlers. “I have always loved swimming and being in the water,” Cecilia says. The 17-year-old says […]

Westbrook Elementary Community Club

Westbrook Elementary Community Club

Posted In: FamilyGuide, Young Hero

Students and staff members at Westbrook Elementary believe in service to their city, and they prefer to show this to people rather than simply tell them about it. That’s why the school has created the […]

Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

Editor’s Letter

Posted In: FamilyGuide

Summer is coming. I am excited by this thought, as I sit in my office looking at the possibility of another six inches of snow. One of my favorite activities is reading. Last summer I […]

An Honors Course 
in Giving

October 16, 2018 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, Young Hero

Jenna Liakos has already learned the immense value of volunteerism in her community—having completed countless volunteer hours contributing her time to the Omaha Warriors (her little sister’s softball team), the Aksarben Ball, and the Bickford […]

Foxes at Play

October 10, 2018 · Posted In: Entertainment, Family, FamilyGuide

Charlie Fox spent years on the road working for rock bands as a tour manager, front-of-house sound engineer, and production manager. For much of his career, all that time away from home wasn’t a problem. […]