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Talking to Your Child About Suicide

It started out as just one. One well-known person committed suicide on June 5, 2018. I held my breath and hoped my almost 12-year-old, Jonah, didn’t see the headlines. The next day brought the inevitable. Another celebrity in the headlines, dead by suicide. Now, after 6 years of avoiding the conversation, it was time to […]

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The Reluctant Reader (Part 1)

At some point in life, children need to learn how to read. For some, it’s easy. For others, it’s not. Reading is one of those skills that takes a lot of practice. But how do you encourage someone who’s not interested? What do you do if you have a reluctant reader? Lack of Interest My […]

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The Reluctant Reader’s Book List (Part 2)

If you read my previous post on The Reluctant Reader, you’ll know that we struggled a bit to find books that my daughter was not only interested in reading, but that she could read. Making the transition from easy readers to chapter books put us on the hunt for books to help bridge the gap. I’ve compiled […]

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7 Steps to Make Family Dinner Easier

It’s 5:00 again. Homework, swimming, karate, dance, baseball, soccer, whatever. Husband is running late. Toddler is melting down. Baby is crying. Big kids kids are starving. I look in the fridge and see half a gallon of milk, some mayo, ketchup, and some shredded cheese. The pantry is just as bare. Should we go through […]

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Summer park hop- Elmwood Park

We are excited to partner with American Ethanol Nebraska for this sponsored post. Omaha Moms Blog and Clean Fuels Omaha are excited to bring you our Summer Park Hop Series. We are partnering with local companies to bring you a fun-filled summer. Summer park hops will take place all around the Omaha metro area on different […]

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Omaha Moms Blog: Introducing Cam

Omaha Hey Party People, my name is Cam Vacek and super stoked I made it into the Omaha Mom’s Blog writing team. Omaha is home to my husband and I and our 3 girls. We love that Omaha is a “small, big city”. It’s small enough to be about 2-3 degrees of separation, yet has […]

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