Nancy Becker

Granddaughter Runs Away With It

Granddaughter Runs Away With It

It was December of 2023 when I first heard my granddaughter had signed up to run the 2024 half marathon in Lincoln. I was thrilled to hear her news. I knew she liked to run a bit, but never imagined she had set a goal to run the half marathon. Supporting Her Training...

Finding My Calling with TeamMates Mentoring

Finding My Calling with TeamMates Mentoring

I worked with TeamMates Mentoring at Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) shortly after Tom Osborne and his wife created the program in the early 90s. As a principal, I loved greeting the mentors because I knew how much the relationship meant to our students. The closer I got...

Why My Granddaughter Is on the Cover of Vogue

Why My Granddaughter Is on the Cover of Vogue

Just when I felt my oldest grandchild found her niche, she decides to move it up a notch. A New Generation's Work Model I was always under the belief that you worked one job and you stayed there. Yes, you’d adjust what role you may have in the school or company, but...

Can This Old Dog Learn New Tricks?

Can This Old Dog Learn New Tricks?

Our granddaughter bought a puppy. It feels weird to us, but we love that she made the decision and is taking on extra responsibilities. Pet-Free Beginnings Neither my husband nor I grew up with pets. My father was allergic to animals, so other than being around horses...

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is always a busy and delightful one. I enjoy opening up our home to family members, their children and grandkids. Our grandkids are growing older, so several of them are seriously dating others, and we do our best to accommodate everyone. Almost 30...

My Coach of the Year

My Coach of the Year

My granddaughter played volleyball at Lincoln Southeast High School and University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC), where she received her bachelor's degree. My husband and I attended her games as often as we could and loved every minute of it. As her grandparents,...

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