Hello! My name is, Amanda, and I get the privilege to write for Omaha Mom Blog (OMB). I hope my experiences of my life and the great city of Omaha enlighten you or at least make you chuckle.
I am a born and raised Omahan (I think I just made up a word). My entire immediate family lives around the Omaha area. We get together on a weekly basis to share a meal and catch up. Nebraska, Omaha specifically, is a great place to raise kids. The Midwestern values we are instilling in our kids is something most of us don’t even know we are doing. I love the diversity of activities to do on any given day in the Omaha area. When I tell people I live in Nebraska and they instantly think we live on a farm and then I get to tell them of all the great activities 20 minutes from my door!
I have four children, ages 14, 10, 6, and 1 year. To answer a few questions-yes, they were all by choice and yes, we are busy. I am also a school Speech-Language Pathologist by trade and I love all things education related. Since my kids are all at various ages we are involved in wide variety of activities. What I love most about my crazy crew is watching them thrive and experiencing life.
Writing for the OMB, what the what?!? How did I get here? The majority of my adult/mom life, I have gotten myself involved in lots of things because I have a hard time saying no. So when push comes to shove, I really don’t want to do most of these things. But this, the OMB, is exactly what my heart and mind needed, a place where I can share and interact with other moms who live in my city. I am so excited to be part of the OMB and cannot wait to tell my crazy story! Stick around for the ride, I know it will be great.