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Tessa A. Adams is a graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Masters in reading. She is a language arts and creative writing teacher and is the co-author of the blog www.familyfootnote.com. She has three children and when she is not mothering or teaching, she is writing. Her work can be found in Fine Lines Literary Journal, Huff Post Parents, Empty Sink Publishing, Route 7 Review, Sammiches and Psychmeds, THAT Literary Review, The Sunlight Press, xoJane, and Parent.co.

Letter of Recommendation Etiquette:: Helping your Juniors and Seniors

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If you are a parent of a junior or senior, you know it’s scholarship application and letter of recommendation season. Students are overstressed, trying to pass classes, write powerful scholarship essays, and plan for...

Raising a Worrier:: Tips to Help Them Realize They’re Warriors

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Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.” --Anonymous These are the words I want my 9-year-old to understand. I have three children. My youngest one is, you guessed it, a worrier. I'm...

Waves of Rage and Emotion During A Global Pandemic

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Rage and emotion come to me in waves. Each one gets bigger and more powerful until they take me completely over. I've never felt like this before—I am not me. This situation is unfamiliar...

Three Audiobooks for Self-Discovery for the Woman, Not Just Mom

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The Pandemic has been a time of self-discovery for me. As a mom of young athletes, after working all day, I was only home long enough to grab supper from the crockpot and head...

For Self-Care, Turn to Your Mother—Mother Nature

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What if I told you that I have a prescription that can help you and your children lessen anxiety, inspire creativity, and help you get active? We’ve heard of the traditional forms of self-care:...
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Time to UnBusy Ourselves:: Ways to Reconnect and Simplify Life

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We, moms, are busy people. I find myself thinking and saying “I’m so busy” way too often. I cringe when I hear myself utter this phrase. However, it’s true. Like everyone else, I'm trying...

What Your Teens Aren’t Telling You

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I’ve taught teens for years, but now that I’m raising one, I feel like I’m in unfamiliar territory. I’m making rookie mistakes, worrying like crazy, and trying too hard. My students and I...

Six Sanity Saving Life-Hacks for Working Moms to Make Life Easier!

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I’ve been a working mother for 14 years. I am by no means an expert! I have learned some valuable life-hacks over the years that make life a little less chaotic. Here are six life-hacks...
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Choose Midtown Crossing for Family Fun

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My family and I have recently discovered an amazing place in Omaha. Last weekend, we spent an entire Saturday and Sunday exploring Midtown Crossing. Located at 31st and Farnam, Midtown Crossing is a playground...
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10 Omaha Metro Breweries More Than Worth the Trip

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Omaha and its surrounding areas are known for many things: the Henry Doorly Zoo, the College World Series, Fontenelle Forest, and The Old Market to name a few, but we’ve also got a pretty...

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