sarahoogeveen

sarahoogeveen
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Sara is a career child welfare worker turned career mama. After having their first child, Marian (Feb 2017), she realized her true calling in life was to mom and mom hard! Sara resides with her husband, Blake, and daughter in West Omaha. They are expecting their second child, Henry, August 2019. Sara is a Nebraska transplant from Iowa while Blake grew up in Bellevue, NE. She has a professional background in child development, psychology, and human services, and puts these degrees to use every day in raising her children. Sara is a staunch believer in only being able to care for others when you also care for yourself. When she’s not momming, she can be found reading books from a book club she co-leads, cooking, or crafting.

Makeup Me, Makeup Me Not:: Deciding to go Makeup-Free

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Two things can drive you into the land of makeup-free proficiency.  Being a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) And Quarantine. Our culture is so enmeshed with makeup at various levels. We put on our faces to make a fashion statement, to...

How To Sleep (Well) As A Mom—The Most Consistent Advice

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When you become a mom, something both awful and incredible happens. Your sleep is interrupted, and the mere grunt of your baby wakes you from across the house (no monitor needed). If you're a mom,...

Pantry Spa Hacks for the Tired Mom That Needs Some Self Care

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As a mom, my guess is you lack in the self-care department. Most of us are taking care of littles, husbands, and other relationships that are fruitful yet consuming work. Social distancing may have...

Minimalism for Moms:: Tips to get you closer to your goal

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As a mom, you might be scoffing at the mere thought that minimalism is obtainable. After all, kids come with stuff. Stuff we'd never even heard of before we had kids. And as we acquiesce...
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Is it Child Maltreatment:: Things to Consider and More

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Moms continuously choose between a world of safety vs. risk. How do we keep our children safe while allowing them to fail, get hurt, and learn from experience? Because of our improved perspective on...

Gifts for Mom from Small Businesses:: Mother’s Day Gifting Guide

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We are very excited to partner with small businesses to offer you a sampling of the incredible products and services we have right at our fingertips! If you want the chance to snag up...

My Rainy Day Friend:: What are they and how can I be one?

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If you don't have one yet, you should work really hard to make sure that 2020 brings you a rainy day friend. What is that, exactly? My rainy day friend gets me. She is my...

Worst Case Scenario:: The Subtle Art of Not Caring What People Think

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As moms, we often fret about what other people think. And it's always a worst-case scenario. What they think of how we are speaking to our children, what we chose to wear that day, whether...

Today, I Decided to Vacuum Around The Toys…Because I Wanted to Enjoy Today

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Have you had days like this? It’s the 15th time you’ve helped your child pick up their toys and you realize a little too late that you need to vacuum. This goes double for...

Grandmother Gratitude: Knowing My Mom As “Nana” Makes Me Appreciate Her More

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Growing up, you might say that I didn't experience the cookie-baking and warm hugs type of grandparent relationship. Unfortunately, both grandparents on my father's side were deceased by the time I was born. On...

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