Heidi Woodard: Help! I have the mentality of an 82-year old

No offense to any octogenarians out there. I’m just not ready to be you yet.

How I Do It: Personal trainer-mom pushes herself and others, all with a smile

She intended to work with children, but her love for health and fitness ultimately took over her career ambitions.

Jacqueline Baez-Leonard: Sometimes being a good parent means less talking, more listening

“Mom, what’s a lesbian? … Someone at school called me one, and I want to know what it is.”

Claire Flatowicz: Spring Cleaning: Signs it’s time to toss your clothes

It’s time to dust off those shelves that never see a dust rag, clean out those kitchen cabinets and my clothes closet.

How I Do It: Working mom Nadira Ford-Robbins

The 28-year-old dishes on discipline, sacrifices (fewer shoes) and her well-mannered 1-year-old.

Amy Grace: 8 white hot dresses that are under $100

Gone are the days and the rule that says you can’t wear white until after Memorial Day.

Tag Archives: back to school


Juggling my family’s schedules is no easy task.

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school supplies

School supply prices are on the rise. Get tips on how to cut your costs at the checkout.

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They may be popular, but they’re not safe: one-strap backpacks.

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school pencil

It’s back to school time in the Midlands.

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book blanket

Give favorite books the protection they deserve with these felt book blankets.

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Now that school’s back in session, we got to thinking about our own days in the classroom and those awkward photos of unforgettable moments.

We asked readers to submit their back-to-school memories and photos, of course.

Mom blogger Cat Koehler and I provided a few. (Stop laughing.)

Some were endearing. Others were random.

But they all made us crack a smile.

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I didn’t think my son was nervous enough to vomit all over the school cafeteria.

Posted on by Amy Grace
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Oprah’s list was pretty elementary. So here, teachers, take my advice.

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school bus safety

Now that children are back to school more big yellow buses are on the roads.

I get so frustrated watching reckless drivers whip around them in a hurry.

“Slow down,” I’ll shout.

When really I’d like to chase after speedy drivers neglecting to stop for school buses with a broom or newspaper. Yes, I’ve become a crabby mommy.

Riding a school bus can be fun for children, but it can also be dangerous if drivers don’t follow school bus safety rules.

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What does summer buy us? Space. Time. A chance for students and teachers to relax.

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Moms have known this for years. Healthy foods = Smart children.

Now a study confirms that.

Better nutrition (especially at breakfast) improves academic performance and social functioning in school.

Make breakfasts rich in zinc, iron, potassium and calcium such as peanut butter, leafy greens and lean turkey or chicken.

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I’m hoping my kids learn to manage time better than I do.

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Don’t like your teacher assignment? Deal with it.

Posted on by Al Watts
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Summer vacation is over: It’s back to school today.

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Kool-Aid Days

Who’s ready to start their weekend? Me. Me. Me.

The kids and I are planning one last big hoorah before we gear up for school.

Anyone going to the Kool-Aid Days Festival this weekend in Hastings, Neb?

Join me at 2 p.m. for a live chat about your weekend plans.

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Students tell us what they’re glad they brought to college.

Posted on by Josie Loza
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If you’re looking for something to do with the kids this weekend, we’ve got you covered.

Check out a listing of momaha’s top picks from a comic book convention to a doggy and owner swimming play date.

One you might want to consider…

Oak View Mall will host Back to School Kids Fest, a free celebration featuring family-friendly activities, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Posted on by Josie Loza
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