Jennie is a native Nebraskan and aspiring writer. She’s a stay-at-home mom to three kids, two cats, a bearded dragon, and a handful of fish. When she’s not playing chauffeur, maid, cook, housekeeper, tutor, laundress, or answering to “Mom” a million times over; she hides in her writing nook and lives vicariously through her fiction characters. Jennie likes to read, take long walks, go on crazy road-trip vacations her wonderful husband plans, or simply sit on the deck with friends.
My Favorite Things_ Spring Edition Omaha Mom

My Favorite Things:: Spring Edition

I don’t know about you, but I’m itching for clean things, comfy gear, and simplifying the constant chores this spring.  I’m ever mindful of finding items that are budget-friendly and perform to high standards. This...
Tips for Arguing With Your Middle Schooler Omaha Mom

Tips for Arguing With Your Middle Schooler

If you’re a parent of a middle schooler, welcome to the club of parenting The Misunderstood. At a minimum, you were born in the 80s and quite possibly the 70s. Seriously, that was like, forever...

Meal Plan Like a Mother:: 7-Day Meal Plan [Plus free Grocery List and Menu...

Omaha Mom contributor Jennie is back with her tips and meal planning tricks! If you missed her first part, click here for her Meal Plan like a Mother (part one). For Christmas this last year,...
Use the China Omaha Mom

Use the China

Fifteen years ago, I was the lucky recipient of my grandmother’s china. Not only is it my grandmother’s but also her sister’s. The sets are only slightly different and unless you know, you think...

Meal Plan like a Mother:: Tips to Ease the Burden (Part 1)

As a stay-at-home mom, one of my primary tasks is to make sure everyone’s fed. As a budgeting consumer, I also try to be cost-effective when it comes to food as in, making it...
grocery store trips with older kids

Going to the Grocery Store with Older Children:: The Payoff

I took my children to the grocery store and enjoyed it. Shocker—I know. It’s possible, though. Mind you, there was a time when I would have given my left arm (let’s be real, I need...

Holiday Book Roundup for Young Readers:: Newborn to Middle School

Children’s literacy is a passion of mine. My children know I’m hard-pressed to say no to a book purchase. I don’t possess a $5-a-day habit, so I’ve justified books as my vice and am...

Move Over Pumpkin Spice:: Apple Recipes Galore

Fall has always been my favorite season. Cooler weather (hello, chunky sweaters, and boots), leaves changing to a brilliant tapestry, and apples. Yes, apples. Sorry, pumpkin spice, you’re great and all, but apple pie,...

School Year 2020 Hacks:: In-Person, Remote, Homeschool

As the school year 2020 ramps up, many of us are finding it looks a little different than previous years. Whether you are homeschooling (new or veteran), doing fulltime or hybrid remote learning, or are...

Pebble Art:: Instructions and Tips for Your Child’s Rock Collection

Two years ago, while visiting family on the east shore of Lake Michigan, my children spent an afternoon knee-deep in warm lake water filling an ice cream bucket of rocks and pebbles—which later turned...

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