Breaking up is hard. Breaking up can be messy. Have we not all gone through it at some point in our life? Although now, as a parent, at what point do you influence a break-up? As a parent, when do...
I was vaguely familiar with autism growing up because my older brother was developmentally-delayed. However, the term autism wasn’t as common as it is in the current day. I got a job in college as a behavioral coach for...
When I decided to write about this, COVID-19 was just beginning to become a concern.  The shelves of Target were still stocked with ample toilet paper and baby wipe supplies; now, three weeks later, I'm considering how to stockpile...
Potty Training Day 1 4:57pm “I don’t like this. I’m putting dis away. I’m closed! I’m not going potty! It’s bad.” We are officially potty training our last kiddo, and I hate it. It’s the only “last kid last milestone” that I...
I call my toddler a crumb-catcher. Wherever he goes, he somehow manages to spark one tornado of a mess to the other. As a third born, though, he has a severe case of FOMO…especially when it comes to cooking or...
If you no longer have those squishy little babies running up to jump on your lap at night, you might think that your kids have grown out of bedtime reading. Maybe, once those cute picture books were shelved for...
It is kindergarten roundup season in our house! I will have two identical twin boys entering kindergarten this fall, and as a first-time mom of school-aged children, I am filled with anxiety and lots of questions. Generally speaking, kindergarten...
I called my mother today. It was urgent. Dire. I needed to tell her something so important, it couldn’t wait. “Thank you, mom.” I’m 37. It’s finally safe to admit nearly two and a half decades later that my mom was...
November 18, 2016. This story takes place in my kitchen. The previous night was our local Christmas light ceremony. The warm weather brought 3,000 people instead of its usual 300. Thus, sugar cookies were gone in a flash and Santa...
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 often get into conversations where...

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Fish Fry: The Ultimate Guide to Lenten Season in Omaha 2021

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We are pleased to present our 2021 Fish Fry Guide around the Omaha area. Fish fries remind me of chicken nuggets. Strange, I know. Growing...

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