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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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The Mental Mother “Load”

I am writing this while on a plane to a work conference.  I have spent the last 24 hours getting my family ready to function relatively steadily in my absence.  It occurred to me while I was packing myself and leaving seemingly endless notes and piles to direct them that the weight of managing the […]

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There is No “Normal”

In a matter of 36 hours, our seemingly normal life with our 6-month-old son was turned completely upside down. Has your life ever changed in the matter of a weekend? I remember getting a call from Grandma Jeannie asking me to come home because “something wasn’t quite right.” I rushed home and my son was […]

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The Sisterhood of Friendship

“You know what the secret is? It’s so simple. We love one another. We’re nice to one another. Do you know how rare that is?” — Ann Brashares, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants     Perhaps you’ve seen the movie or read the book, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (After many summers together, four high […]

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