Back-to-school time is always bittersweet. This year, that's even more true. With all that's going on, we wouldn't blame you if packing your kids' school lunch hadn't even yet entered your mind. We're here to help with some practical ways...
No matter how many times I complain about the Omaha weather, I must admit that I’m always just as excited as the kids are to hear there is a snow day.
Man, oh man, it’s that time again. Well for me, it’s the first time in years since I’ve lived the back-to-school life. My five-year old daughter is officially a kindergartener! Even though I am a morning person, I personally...
When you dropped your child off to preschool for the first time, you and your little one probably had tears, anxiety, and a bit of resistance. Although the drop-offs get easier over time as they get older, transitioning to...
We are in the situation that every parent of school-aged children dreads: My first-grade son has become the target of a bully. The situation started subtly at first, with a few incidents of not-so-nice comments. The teacher handled it, the...
  As my first born prepares to leave elementary school, this will be a bitter-sweet next few months for me. Our family will be experiencing lots of new beginnings and all the sad endings. No more cute little Christmas concerts,...
School worksheets, art projects and activities to put on the calendar. Pictures to order, fundraiser to sign up for and field trip permissions to sign.  This is my back to school reality.  Soon it will become winter and I...
While growing up, I was surrounded by STEM influences. My mother was a middle school math teacher, my father a lawyer by day and an aspiring paleontologist by weekend encouraged me and my younger brothers to be master builders,...
With back-to-school season approaching, I was reminded of my most embarrassing preschool drop off moment to date… I backed into a fellow preschool mom’s minivan after dropping off my daughter at school one February morning. I was absolutely mortified getting...
It is the fall of your child's senior year of high school, and that means it is college application time. As someone who reads hundreds of college honors essays each year, I'm often asked what makes a good college essay?...

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