The Case for Waking Up Early:: Benefits, Lessons, & Tips

For the last week, my body has been naturally waking up between 5:45 and 6:00 am. My body...waking up on its own! This is something new for me. You see, I’m not usually a...

National Safety Month:: The Importance of Car Seat Safety

According to the National Safety Council, car crashes are the leading cause of death for children. It’s a sad thought, and not a very inviting blog post. It’s true, though, and it's something I...

Celebrate a Month of Love in Omaha with the OMB this February

Who doesn't love feeling loved? Love is what drives us and what holds our families and communities together. It is what we all need! During the month of February, celebrate love with the Omaha Moms...

Spouse’s Day:: Creative Ways to Show You Love Them

If you’re feeling sad that the holidays are now over, don’t fear! You can now add Spouse's Day to your winter holiday celebrations. Spouse's Day, observed on January 26th, is a non-gift giving holiday....

Dear Mama, Your Resolutions Don’t Dictate Your Value

Hey mama, I see you over there with your new 2019 planner and a list of resolutions a mile long. I’m right there with you. I’ve been brainstorming ideas since November and I can’t...

Incorporating Fitness into your Holiday Events

The holidays: a time when I feel justified to eat whatever I want, whenever I want, for three straight months. Each year, I start my holiday eating as soon as candy corn arrives in stores....

Kids in the Kitchen: Muffin Tin Apple Pie

While the Pumpkin Patch is my children’s favorite fall activity, my personal favorite is apple picking and baking apple pies. Before we moved to Omaha, we lived in Washington state and went berry picking...

My Family’s Favorite Fall-Themed Books

  Starting mid-August, and through the end of the harvest my kids celebrate their favorite season: "Pumpkin Patch Season". They wish for it and they anticipate it all year round; they might even like it...

Practicing Empathy Helps Me to Teach it

I'm writing this month's blog post from a beautiful beach house in southern California. All is calm and quiet… because it's 5 in the morning California time. The last 24 hours tried every ounce...
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Peace in Life’s Hurricane

Tonight as I was scarfing my dinner down at a pace that would put a wild dog to shame, I looked up to find my husband watching me. He then said, “I feel like we...

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