I am the mom to three amazing kiddos. Isaac (2012). Eli is (2013). Anna (2017). 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

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....

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...

You Have Your Hands Full, Mama:: What You Didn’t See

I took my horse and pony show to Walmart today. It was the end of Christmas break. Everyone was exhausted from traveling, experiencing a severe sugar crash, and no one really wanted to spend...

Postpartum Preeclampsia:: My Story and What I Learned

My Postpartum Preeclampsia Story I always assumed preeclampsia was concerning only while you were pregnant. I had no idea that a mama could become preeclamptic up to SIX WEEKS after giving birth. I also had...
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Fish Fry:: The Ultimate Guide to Lenten Season in Omaha

We are pleased to present our 2020 Fish Fry Guide around the Omaha area sponsored by the Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Schools. Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Schools: Educating the mind and the heart In our Catholic...

Stress Relief 101: Tips to Making Life Less Irritating

Christmas Eve 2019. A stressful day that will live in infamy forever in the Hein household. We had finished our first annual family dessert cook-off. Christmas Eve dinner had been devoured. Tim Allen as...

Out of The Box Gift Ideas for Mama After The 2nd, 3rd, 4th+ Baby

Your friend is having a baby. You want to shower mama with gifts, but this isn't her first rodeo. Whether she has 2 or 12 kids at home, there are options for the mama...

Thankfulness Week :: How It Transformed Our Family

The store was filled wall to wall with LEGOs. Bins full of new pieces to choose from. A special treat for my kids. I was excited to share in their excitement as they picked...

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