The new year is a perfect time to set a reading goal. I try to set a goal each year, and I encourage my kids to do the same thing. You can make your goal a certain number of...
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 okay with that. Shopping at...
Playing games has always been a favorite activity of mine. There are games for everyone: all ages, stages, and group sizes. I am happy our family is getting to the stage of having weekly (realistically) monthly game nights where...
I don't know about you, but I want children to begin a passion for reading when they can hold a book. Not just my own children, but any child I may come to impact. To help with this goal, we...
It is the fall of your child's senior year of high school, and that means it is college application time. As someone who reads hundreds of college honors essays each year, I'm often asked what makes a good college essay?...
As a college professor, I have taught in a variety of settings, in-person, hybrid (partially online and partially in person), and entirely online. Each mode of instruction has its benefits and things that make it an excellent way to...
Learning in our backyard is one of the most powerful tools during this time of restricted travel and playgrounds and pools being closed or limited. Now is the time to find entertainment and learning with your kids right outside...
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 out to practice or a...
I love children's books. Those that get brought out at only certain times of year feel even more special, don't they? I have six spring-themed picture books to share. These have stood the test of time for me and...
We’re a few weeks into summer, and I don’t know about you, but my kiddos are looking for a little spice to the day. If yours are like mine, try one of these three STEM-based activities. We aimed for...

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Guide to Omaha’s Pumpkin Patches & Apple Orchards

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We love to enjoy the fall season by visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards. Here at OMB we have lots of ideas to keep you and your kids busy this fall season!

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