Ellen Kehs was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois where she met and later married her high school sweetheart, Mason. Together they’ve traveled the world, most recently touching down in Omaha in June 2019. She’s a mom to three little boys, Theodore (eight), Woodrow (seven), and Maximus (three). Life is never boring with her boys! Ellen loves being a military spouse and she embodies the “bloom where you are planted” mentality. In addition to soaking up whatever current city she’s living in, she is passionate about reading and getting books in the hands of children, as well as helping other mamas connect with each other. She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education, a master’s degree in adolescent literacy and technology, and she teaches part-time online, but is primarily as stay-at-home mom. Her hobbies include, exploring, reading, swimming, napping, snapping pictures, playing games, baking, and loving on the little men in her life.

My Anxiety/Panic Attacks:: How My Family Supported Me

My anxiety/panic attacks seemed to come out of nowhere. I was baffled as to why I was feeling the way I was feeling. My husband was out of town, and things with my kids and...

The Heart of an Omaha Military Spouse: Welcoming Military Families

It wasn’t a surprise when my husband signed his contract to join the military. Growing up, he joined the Civil Air Patrol, ROTC, and always had a dream to fly. We are high school...

Cooking with Kids for Summer Picnic Fun

“Cooking is one of the great gifts you can give to those you love.” -Ina Garten One of my most favorite activities to do with my boys is cooking in the kitchen. I enjoy baking...

Mama, you are beloved even if you believe otherwise.

Dear Ellen, You are a good mama. You are the perfect mama for your three sons. No one is better suited to be their mama. You're fearfully and wonderfully made, and they are the fruit...

Our Love Letter and Journal Life:: Connecting by Writing

I am not a big journal writer, which is a little ironic because I enjoy writing. I think for me, there are too many thoughts and feelings coming into my head, so when I...
hiking in omaha

Hiking Guide for a Kid-Friendly Spring Break Adventure in Omaha

Hopefully, by now, winter is giving way to spring. The snow is melting, and buds are starting to pop out on the trees. The buzz of children on spring break is in the air,...

Navigating our Children Through a World Of Technology

They are in all of our homes. I bet you are using one right now to read this. We have a love/hate relationship with them. We crave them, desire them, and get addicted to...

Beginners Guide to Historical Sites Around Omaha:: History in our City

The Omaha area is rich with history, far too much for me to cover in one article, but as winter stir-crazy starts to set in, I encourage you and your kids to load up...
Breakfast in Omaha

Treat Yo’ Self to Breakfast Around Omaha—A Mom’s Brunch Guide

It’s a new year, and it’s time to take a deep breath, relax, and unwind. What better way to treat yo’ self than by trying some new breakfast nooks around Omaha. It was a...

Stop the Stuff: A Mini Guide for Giving Gift Experiences in Omaha

  The number one response I heard when gathering information for this post was “We keep asking family and friends to gift experiences, but they still send stuff anyways.” For the love of all things...

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