I’ve been fortunate enough to know some pretty amazing people in my lifetime. Jamie Davis, of Omaha, Nebraska is no exception. Having met in college, I always knew my beautiful friend of twenty years was strong, but when her resolve was tested in her late thirties due to a diagnosis of Type 3 Spinal Muscular […]
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My Problematic Morning Mantra to my Kids: “Come on. Let’s go.” “Your socks aren’t on yet, and school starts soon. Let’s do this, kiddos.” “You forgot what at home? We’ll have to hurry back to get it.” “We’re late. Hurry, kids!” Diagnosing the Problem One morning, on our drive to school, I really reflected on […]
There are few things as daunting as signing your child up for high school. Here are six easy steps parents can take to make the transition successful.
I’ve cried so many tears for Florida. My husband and I have debated the politics. My fellow teachers and I have discussed the next steps, and my pack of moms and I have cried. We all grapple with where to place our energy at times like this because–quite honestly– there have been too many times […]
This post is sponsored by Clean Fuels Omaha.As a mom, I look for ways to lessen my carbon footprint, while simultaneously teaching my children to do the same. As a family, we do small things. We recycle, we garden, and we try to conserve our water usage, but another way to lessen our environmental impact […]
I know there is a stigma behind setting New Year’s resolutions. People set lofty goals that are unattainable, dreaming of becoming someone far from themselves. My family looks at the resolutions we make on January 1st as opportunities.
As my middle schooler progresses through life, I am learning as much about graceful failures as he is. One thing, as parents, that we have to embrace is the beauty of the productive struggle.
My college friends and I recently went on a weekend trip to Galveston, Texas. For three years, we have made it a priority to get away together.Our kids are to a manageable age, our bodies are pretty rested from the newborn/toddler years, and we are in the right place to reconnect. There is something about […]
Hey, Mamas, you’re beautiful. Has anyone told you this lately? Because it’s true. And I know you don’t always feel it.
If you are around kids in any capacity, you know there are toys of the moment that better not be lost, forgotten at Grandma’s, or broken, otherwise an apocalyptic type situation will explode in your household.