A large percentage of my friends have husbands who travel multiple times a week for work. I cannot even begin to fathom what that is like. The exhaustion I feel at the end of a trying day is nothing compared to what so many of you deal with as a regular part of your life.
So, you find yourself with more than a few minutes to drive thru for your favorite caffeinated drink. Huzzah! You want something a little more than a quick trip to a national chain. You know, something with some atmosphere: a quiet place to work on your laptop, read a book or visit with a friend. […]
Friday, September 29th is National Coffee Day and if you ask me, no beverage deserves more praise! I even wrote a haiku in honor of my favorite drink:
I never really knew the struggles of feeding children until I had my own. Even the kids I watched from time to time when I was younger didn’t seem to have any issues with eating. The infant stage seemed easy enough. There are really only two options: breast milk or formula. The six month mark […]
Pre Pregnancy It’s been said that every pregnancy is different. Every pregnancy is unique. I guess that would ring true because not only is every baby unique, so is the mother. I remember telling some of my co-workers during lunch that I would NOT be getting prenatal testing done because it wouldn’t matter to me […]
As much as I loved our getaway I have to say, I understand why parents often say they need a vacation after a vacation.
I began my stay at home mom journey when my oldest was 2 1/2 and I was days away from having our now middle child. Previously, I had taught seventeen 5 year olds so staying at home with my own seemed like it would be a breeze. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Here is a […]
This post came up because of a conversation with other OMB writers. Specifically, Catherine said she was going to come and sit in on my class this fall; although the semester has started and her attendance has been pretty bad (haha). As an economics professor and Director of the UNO Center for Economic Education my […]
“Can you buy this (insert item here) for me?” My answer to this common shopping question changes depending on the item, the store or my mood. The goal, today and everyday, is to buy only the items on my list. I have yet to succeed. “You already have one.” followed with “You don’t need two.” […]
It seems like yesterday I was sitting at a graduation and now it’s the beginning of a new school year. I remember my oldest’s first day of Kindergarten – I was a mixture of excited and emotional as I couldn’t believe my little boy was going to big boy school after spending 2 years at […]