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What Your Teens Aren’t Telling You

I’ve taught teens for years, but now that I’m raising one, I feel like I’m in unfamiliar territory. I’m making rookie mistakes, worrying like crazy, and trying too hard. My students and I often get into conversations where I am the advocate for their parents, and they are my child’s voice of reason. It’s a […]

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Choose Midtown Crossing for Family Fun

We are happy to partner with Midtown Crossing for this sponsored post.My family and I have recently discovered an amazing place in Omaha. Last weekend, we spent an entire Saturday and Sunday exploring Midtown Crossing. Located at 31st and Farnam, Midtown Crossing is a playground of sorts for families. There are delicious restaurants, a gorgeous […]

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10 Omaha Metro Breweries More Than Worth the Trip

Omaha and its surrounding areas are known for many things: the Henry Doorly Zoo, the College World Series, Fontenelle Forest, and The Old Market to name a few, but we’ve also got a pretty excellent brewery scene. From Benson to LaVista, there are over twenty breweries from which to choose, making it nearly impossible to [...]
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Finding Peace at Bedtime

When I was a young mother of one, I had no idea how good I had it at night time. My oldest has always been like me: he cherishes sleep. When he was a baby and toddler, he would not only take two separate two-hour naps during the day, but he’d go to bed at […]

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Mama: You Need to Meditate

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 […]

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