I am the mom to four amazing kiddos. Isaac (2012). Eli (2013). Anna (2017). Ava (2019). I have been married to my husband Jonathan since 2009. I was born and raised in Nebraska and am a cornhusker through and through. I am also a local speech-language pathologist. I specialize in working with kiddos ages birth to seven, specifically children with autism spectrum disorder, apraxia of speech, articulation/phonological disorders, and developmental delay. You can also follow me at
Happy Father's Day from A Future Father

Happy Father’s Day from A Future Father

I have two energetic little boys. One day they will have hyper little babies of their own. And when that day comes, I can only pray that we will have taught them how to...
Encouraging Speech and Language Development Amidst a Pandemic Omaha Mom

Encouraging Speech and Language Development Amidst a Pandemic

March 2020 hit everyone really hard. No one had ever experienced anything quite like COVID-19 and the global shutdown. Suddenly, everything from restaurants to schools was closed. People were masked, and socialization was at...

My Kids Go Together like PB & Jelly (Plus a Recipe for Cookies!)

Do your kids enjoy a PB & Jelly sandwich? My kids are almost carbon copies of each other. But only on the outside.  Inside, they are as different as can be. Different combinations of the same...
Fish Fry_ The Ultimate Guide to Lenten Season in Omaha 2021 Omaha Mom

Fish Fry: The Ultimate Guide to Lenten Season in Omaha 2021

We are pleased to present our 2021 Fish Fry Guide around the Omaha area. Fish fries remind me of chicken nuggets. Strange, I know. Growing up, I was not too fond of fish, so I...

The Great Omaha Donut Tour | Recommendations and Map

Have you ever wondered, "Where is the best donut in Omaha"? This Omaha couple did, but they didn't stop at simply wondering. They decided to find that unrivaled donut. Joe and Rachel Mattia set out...
Letting my son cook

Letting My Son Cook in the Kitchen

My 8-year-old son LOVES to cook. He loves to bake, to sauté, to mix, to flip, to fold, to crack, to sift, to dump, to scoop...basically anything related to cooking. When he was five,...

Holding a Rainbow:: Parenting After the Loss of a Child

A rainbow. To me, it's a special gift from God—a personal revelation that God keeps his promises, that God is sovereign, that God loves us. It is the calm after a storm. Rainbows are...

Social Media Consumption and Your Children—Ideas to Help

Your kids. You love them. You'd do anything for them. You want to protect them. How does that relate to social media consumption? But in a world where adults don't even know which way is up, in a world...

The Seven Stages of Spring Cleaning with Children

The weather is getting warmer. The birds are chirping. Spirits are brightening. Spring is in the air. Spring doesn't only bring cheery faces, flowers, and baby bunnies. It also brings spring cleaning. Everyone is...

Picky, Picky, Eater:: 10 Ways To Get Kids to Eat A Variety

I have a picky eater. He will eat hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, fruit, milk, and anything sweet. I have struggled to get him to eat more variety since he was a toddler. He's still...

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