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Paying it Forward with Stonyfield

As I learned during my farm tour trip out to Vermont this summer, Stonyfield is a company that has community at the heart of its mission. And this holiday season they empowered those of us in their YoGetters program to pay it forward in our own communities. Armed with a Visa gift card, we were challenged to [...]

My Mom Always…

My Mom Always...

As my girls get older, I find myself thinking about my own parents more and more. My childhood, our family routines, how they maintained order, and how they showed their love. There are certain things about each of my parents that are seared into my memory: My mom always cuddled me for as long as I [...]

You never know where motherhood is going to take you. This week I found myself sitting on the floor of the Target bathroom desperately trying to convince Eleanor to put on a pair of new leggings while simultaneously stopping Everly from stripping herself naked. There were socks and shoes strewn all across the floor, half of [...]

4 Ways to Reset Your Toddler's Day

Let's be real, not every day goes as planned with a toddler. Ok, let's be really real, MOST days don't go as planned with a toddler. And while three year olds can be some of the sweetest creatures on the planet, some days are just plain bad. Occasionally I find Eleanor and I getting caught in [...]

Stop Telling Me to Cherish Every Moment with My Kids

It seems like every time I scroll through my newsfeed, one of my friends has shared a heart-wrenching article on some variation of how fast our kids are growing up: "you never know when the last bedtime story will be" "only 940 weekends until they graduate" "don't blink, because it will ALL be over" "everything [...]

Kidchella Omaha Music and Arts Festival

There is no shortage of wonderful family events to attend in Omaha, but I’m particularly excited for the upcoming Kidchella Music and Arts Festival on September 10th at Stinson Park! We are a music loving family. One of the girls is usually humming a tune, and Jeff and I regularly get original song and dance performances [...]

Nap Time Notes: Remembering to do it Twice

One morning recently as I was choosing music on Pandora for the girls, something struck me: I have TWO kids. I need to do things TWICE!  Ok, I know this sounds painfully obvious, but bear with me. As I was selecting which station to listen to, I decided to scroll through the long list in [...]

SAHM: Am I Supposed to be More?

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for three years now, and I’ve never felt the need to apologize or explain myself to anyone… except my parents. They’ve always been 100% supportive of my decision not to work outside the home, but a part of me can’t help but feel like this isn’t what they raised me to [...]

I’ll Do it Myself

All by myself: Shoes

At 13 months, Everly is 100% in the "I'll do it myself" stage. She's fearless, adventurous, and determined to do everything Eleanor does. The 22 months that separate my two girls mean nothing to Everly. If Eleanor can do it, so can she! Once Everly started solids, she grew weary of spoon-feeding very quickly. She's [...]

Milwaukee Art Museum

Hello there! We survived our 2 week road trip with the girls, and it feels SO good to be home. Both kiddos picked up a couple of less than ideal habits over the course of the trip (aka Everly waking to eat THREE times per night), so we're taking some time to readjust back into our [...]

What to expect at Swimtastic Swim School

In our family, swimming is an essential part of summer. I grew up making daily trips to our community swimming pool and Jeff spent countless afternoons at his family’s cabin on the lake. We want our girls to make the same fantastic memories of summer fun in the water, and we believe swimming lessons are [...]

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