"During the last seven years that I’ve lived with a toddler or preschooler, I’ve learned to pick your battles and that the truth isn’t always the best for your sanity. Here are a few fibs I’ve told my 3-year-old lately. And you know what? I don’t even feel bad about it."
"While it's a wonderful word and has no ill-intentions, it could come across as something else to those struggling parents. Are they not blessed, too?"
While it isn’t as easy as it was 10 years ago, the feeling of seeing your friends and feeling like a person instead of a parent — even for just a few hours — is absolutely worth it!
"I’m turning 35 in a few days and I can't believe it. I still feel like I’m 25. However, there are many ways in which my mind, my body and my kids remind me that I'm not."
There's nothing better than kicking back outside with a good book. Whatever you’re looking for, I have your summer fiction covered.
"Yes, there will be times that we all have to do things we don’t want to do, but that’s even more reason to choose you and your family when you do get the choice."
Here are some facts about living trusts and wills that should help you make the decision to protect your family if something were to happen to you or your spouse.
"They have their whole life to deal with sadness, loss and pain, but the years they have to play, laugh and be completely innocent are numbered. I didn’t want to make them grow up any faster than they already are. "
"As we’ve played games with our kids over the last five years, I've noticed some of the classic games seem to have gotten easier over time."
I’m fairly certain I know why I have one child of each gender — I wasn’t born with the matching gene.
Once you’ve exhausted all that Omaha has to offer this winter, here are a few other places close by that may help hold you and your family over until warm weather (and maybe your sanity) returns.
"My daughter has a January birthday and has ended up with winter books as gifts for the past several years. They are some of her favorite books all year long and remind us how beautiful winter can be — even once the holidays have past."
If you’re looking to mix up your bookshelf this winter, check out the following books.
"In the end, the season is about giving — no matter who does the giving. It's also a great time to teach our kids about giving to others. Giving without asking for anything in return is a lesson that will help our kids throughout their life."
Stockings should be the easiest, but they are often put off until the last minute. So your kids end up with junk and trinkets you’ll spend the next few months trying to get rid of. Instead, try useful gifts. Here are a few ideas.
Kids are hilarious, but they can also be pretty tough. Here are three things this local mom has learned since becoming a parent — and they just might make your life a little easier during those tough times.
Moving can be stressful. Finding the ideal house, lot or neighborhood can be frustrating — if not downright impossible. Most families have a list of must-have items for their houses. One thing that shouldn’t be overlooked is neighbors.
"I’m all for letting my child who feels miserable watch some extra movies or play on the iPad, but what I don’t love is when the sibling who isn't sick is also engrossed with TV for hours on end. With a 3-year-old, a streak of watching TV for two full days could end up in a routine that is nearly impossible to break without resistance and tears (from both of us)."
"As a stay-at-home mom, I need social interaction. Going on trips with our friends allows me to not only go on vacation, but to get hours of uninterrupted conversation in with our friends."
"Everywhere I go, parents are high-fiving the end of summer. I get it. Bored kids and no schedule are a parents nightmare. I, on the other hand, am dreading the start of school. Here's why."
When traveling, it’s easy to think that less is more when going on a trip — and most of the time it is. However, not in the actual airport. Don’t skimp on those carry-on bags — especially when traveling with kids.
Moms and dads: If you’re looking for ideas to add to your summer reading list, look no further than these. We promise you won’t be disappointed!
Summer vacation is almost here, which means lots of time for family road trips. Here's a list of 15 day and weekend trips you can take from Omaha.
Teacher Appreciation Week — which starts May 7 — is a great time to show teachers how thankful we are for doing something that would be so difficult for many of us. Here are some gift ideas.
"I’ve realized there are so many things we got for wedding gifts that we never use. Oh, how I wish I could go back 11 years ago and register again, or return items that I knew we wouldn’t use."
"I love looking back at each year and I’m excited to reflect on the last year of my blogging and personal life."
"I know a time will come when the schoolwork is too much to miss or when activities require attendance. At that point, we won’t be able to do what we’re currently doing. In the meantime, though, we are maxing ourselves out."