I’ve rustled up most of the items I’ve been wearing lately. Check them out.
He’s a best-in-class parental ignorer, and it’s infuriating.
“Cheating” is for diets. And I’m not a fan of diets.
My husband and brother-in-law trained the past 14 weeks for it.
Maybe the cure is to ask yourself: “Do you need it or want it?” Who am I kidding, that didn’t work for me.
Now with kids, I’m breaking every single promise to myself.
Dr. Robert Melillo shares ways parents could reduce autism/ADHD risks; key identifiers of learning disabilities.
Join us 2 p.m. Fridays for momaha’s live chat.
Why not kick up the flavor and fun factor with some delightful, new twists on snack ideas?
Did you know a 4-year-old’s brain uses more energy than it ever will again?
The first five years of life are a time of tremendous growth and change in the developing brain, said Samuel Meisels, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the development of young children and early childhood learning.
More than 800 people — mostly educators, community leaders and parents — filled the Holland Performing Arts Center Wednesday night to hear Meisels’ advice on how early education can significantly improve the life of all children.
And it starts at the home.
National Geographic Channel’s new series “Brain Games” is sizing up the human brain.
The show, hosted by Jason Silva with help from the “deception specialist” Apollo Robbins, delves into how the brain works with mind-boggling experiments, optical illusions and brainteasers.
They’re more than tricks. They’re mind-benders that leave you speechless.
Momaha recently spoke with Silva about the show’s success. Here’s what he had to say…
Replay our live chat to get tips on how to know when your child is ready for potty training.
Common household items can suffer from the wear and tear of everyday use, but a few simple cleaning tricks will help keep them in good condition and extend their lifespan, saving you money and angst in the long run.
We’ve compiled a few ideas to help you get started:
Let’s start with the dryer.
Make sure to empty the dryer’s lint trap on a regular basis. Keeping this often forgotten area lint-free will increase the efficiency of a standard tumble dryer by allowing warm, moist air to flow freely out of the appliance as clothing dries.
To celebrate the PBS Kids’ one-hour special “Curious George Swings into Spring” , we held a Curious George contest last week.
Congrats to Tina Silva of Omaha for winning the Curious George prize pack.
Silva will take home a treasury of Curious George stories; Curious George the Movie DVD; Curious George “Plays in the Snow” DVD; assorted Curious George Swings into Spring Tomato Seed packets (in the movie, George does some gardening) and Curious George flip flops.
Visit pbskids.org to get your Curious George fix.
The site has Curious George games, video, printables and more.
This Sunday, let your kids get their fitness on with … a life-size Angry Birds game?
The YMCA of Greater Omaha will host its Healthy Kids Day at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The free event includes bounce houses, Zumba classes, a sports zone, an aquatic area, a mascot race, a rock wall, a small farmers’ market and yes, a life-size Angry Birds game.
The first 1,000 kids will receive a t-shirt and YMCA drawstring bag. There will also be other giveaways.
El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St., will focus on “Día del Niño” (Day of the Child) from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be filled with music, dance, hands-on activities, games and fun for families.
The Day of the Child also will include literacy, good nutrition and health and fitness. There will be presentations of music and traditional folklorico dance. All children participating in activities will receive a free book.
Hold on a second while I do my happy dance… OK. I’m back.
This weekend will be jampacked with fun family activities — including momaha’s evening children story time, Arbor Day and a whole lot of pet-friendly events. But before you round up the kids and head out the door, join me for a live chat with other moms at 2 p.m.
We’ll swap stories, ideas, photos, recipes and weekend happenings.
If you stick around to the end, you’ll get a chance to win cool giveaways, such as a Mommy and Me photo session and a Stella & Dot bracelet.
All you need is angel food cake, white frosting, a little food coloring and the flavor possibilities are endles
The last Friday of every month momaha hosts an Evening Children’s Story Time at The Bookworm bookstore at Countryside Village.
Mealtime can be a daily challenge no matter the size of your household.
Part of that challenge can be having the right cookware.
More than simply tools in the kitchen, cookware is a way to enjoy the process of cooking and bring family and friends together.
The notion of upgrading your cookware may be far from mind, but having the right pot or pan will keep family and friends coming back for more.
Parents often keep a running list of rainy day activities, crafts and games to keep kids indoors when the forecast is soggy.
But if your kids have never dodged rain drops, built a snowman or enjoyed a lazy summer afternoon outside, they’re missing out on something wonderful.
Weather was cited as the biggest barrier to getting kids outdoors by 61 percent of parents recently surveyed by the National Wildlife Federation. But the outdoor activities kids love, such as running, jumping, climbing, playing games with friends and taking nature walks, are a great strategy for keeping children healthy and happy.
Earth Day is the perfect time to teach our kids about living a responsible, eco-friendly life.
Want to make this year’s Earth Day celebration memorable to your kids? Plan a trip to your local dump. That’s right, we’re talking about the landfill.
Before you dismiss this as a crazy idea, think about it.
Do your kids know what really happens to trash after it goes in the bin, is taken to the curb and hauled away?
To many parents, the process of keeping kids’ rooms clean never seems to end.
And while a kid’s room may never look quite like the perfect rooms in magazines, a few clever solutions can make it easier to get – and keep – toys, books and clothes more organized.
If your child’s room is small or doesn’t have a lot of built in storage, vertical storage may be helpful.
Get tips on how to make storage and organizing fun.
My daughter wants sweatpants with “juicy’ written on the backside.
I said “no!”
That conversation has been bothering me ever since and I want to talk to her about not growing up too fast but don’t want to sound like an old fuddy-duddy.
How can I still be cool yet let her know that she’s too young to be thinking like that?
Parents didn’t have to look long Saturday to find an Easter egg hunt for their kids.
At least 10 hunts took place across the Omaha metro area, from Skinner Magnet Center in northeast Omaha to Spring Lake Park in South Omaha to Aksarben Village in central Omaha.
The early spring day turned breezy but beautiful.
“Good morning, good morning everybodaaay!” Josh Dotzler said over the public address system set up outside Skinner Magnet Center.
Then Dotzler prayed: “Thank You for this day. Thank You for this sun. Thank You for this fun.”
The Abide Network and Bridge Church, of which Dotzler is a leader, oversaw the event at Skinner Magnet Center. Dotzler estimated that more than 1,000 children and adults attended, assisted by 200 volunteers from around the city.
The hunt is on!
Easter egg hunts are traditional for families and groups — and they’re lots of fun, too.
Children can get to a few Easter Egg Hunts this weekend.
Here’s a sampling of some that are open to the public.