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The Single Baby Side of Life

I am a mom to twin girls and one baby boy. As I reflect on the differences between having twin infants as opposed to a single infant, I can’t help but appreciate how much easier having one baby turns out to be. Twins vs. Single Baby I remember the first time I left the house […]

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Forward-Focused Questioning with Kids

At the beginning of this year, I made it a goal to be more aware of what there is to be grateful for in my life. I am also trying to have a more “half cup full” mentality. During a series of leadership training, I have recently been introduced to forward-focused questions. The intention is […]

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Top 10 Things to Know About a Large Family

Someone asked me recently if I had always wanted a big family. I quickly answered, “Yes!” I wasn’t raised in a large family, but growing up, I baby-sat for several families with four or more kids. All the neighborhood kids would come over to play and it was utter chaos. I can remember setting out […]

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Diary of a Wimpy Mom

It’s no secret that motherhood has a way of changing us. From the moment we learn of our expecting baby, our hearts begin to convert and our bodies begin to prepare. As moms, we talk a lot about the ways our physical appearance takes a hit, but what about the other ways we change? What […]

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Heart of OMB :: Conceive Nebraska

Infertility 101 Did you know that April 22nd kicks off a week long awareness about infertility?  I didn’t either, until 13 years ago when my husband and I were declared “infertile” by our doctor.  The word infertile literally means, “unable to reproduce.” Other words that come with the term: sterile, barren, unproductive. Words that up […]

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Kid-Friendly Pranks for April Fool’s Day

“April Fools!” What fun your kids have shouting that phrase! Wanna have some fun too? Here are a few kid and parent friendly pranks that I’ve gleaned from across the internet. From the day’s beginning to the end, we’ve got you covered with pranks.  Enjoy! Morning Pranks Tower of Solo Cups: After your child goes to […]

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The Meaning Behind Our Family Portrait

After my son was born, I had a strong passion to ensure that our family years were documented. It wasn’t until much later when I actually understood why. Having a little family of my own was always the ultimate dream, and fortunately, my dreams have come true. I have a supportive, best friend for a husband, […]

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April 18, 2017

Beyond Academics—Preparing Your Kids for College

We all want the best for our kids—we want them to take our triumphs and improve upon them, avoid our mistakes, and generally be more successful. Tessa wrote about ways to set up your teen for success in high school, and I want to extend that to help prepare your kids for college.              As […]

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