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 (nine), Woodrow (seven), and Maximus (four). 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 6th-12th grade English online full-time, but is primarily a 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.
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When Freezin’ the Season, Get Outside Anyway!

Nebraska native? New in town? The Midwest winter can be a rollercoaster ride. Cooler weather is a guarantee. Embrace the winter months and head outside! I love, love, love curling up by the fireplace with...

The Relaxed Mama Football Game Day Party for Kids

In the last year, my boys have gotten into football. Playing, watching, make-believing—they’re all about it! This year, we’re letting them have an at-home mini kids party for the biggest football game of the...

Omaha Mom Bookshelf: January Edition 2021 To Read List

The new year is a perfect time to set a reading goal. I try to set a goal each year, and I encourage my kids to do the same thing. You can make your...

Educational Games for Family Fun:: Great Holiday Gift Game Ideas

Playing games has always been a favorite activity of mine. There are games for everyone: all ages, stages, and group sizes. I am happy our family is getting to the stage of having weekly...

Family Recipe Vault:: Soups for the Soul

This is the time of year when people start posting their amazing holiday recipes and sharing mouth-watering photos on social media. I will frequently comment and ask friends to share their recipe if it...

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...

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...

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...

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