Becka is an Iowa native who moved to Omaha in June 2015. She is one half of a higher education couple, a mom to identical twin boys (Avery and Elliot 2014) and two sassy wiener dogs (Nora and Knox). Becka enjoys the craziness of twins and the unpredictability of each day. Even with three degrees, most recently a doctorate in higher education, she continues to find herself googling things like “pachycephalosaurus + herbivore” or “excavator vs digger.” With two very energetic and curious preschoolers at home Becka enjoys the peacefulness of her daily commute to Lincoln where she is a coordinator in the Nebraska Business Honors Academy. Becka loves being outdoors in her garden, on the lake with her family, or sitting on the patio with a friend. Her kryptonite is diet coke, peanut m&m’s and a kid free Target trip.

5 Tips for Planning A Birthday Party For Little Ones

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Writing the College Essay:: Tips for the High School Senior

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A Day in the Dirt: For the Sake of Learning

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Kindergarten Roundup: Questions and Answers from Omaha Moms

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Preparing for your College Kid’s Return Home for Holiday Break

When your child comes home from college for the first long break, it's going to be a bit weird. It will, no doubt, be an adjustment for both you as a parent and them...

Husker Game Day: Hacks and Hints

When I moved to Nebraska three years ago and started working at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, it was evident that this state loves football. In fact, more specifically, they love Husker football. According...

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Fourth of July

Fourth of July Fashion:: Festive, Functional, Patriotic, & Practical

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My Vasectomy Story:: Taking One for the Team Written by an OMB Dad

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Daycare Series:: Daycare Partnership

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