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When I meet new people or catch up with old friends, I do a rundown of my girls' lives. New milestones, what they're currently loving, and maybe a funny anecdote from the week. And then I draw a blank. Sometimes I'll talk about my husband and his career, but after that I'm pretty much out… Continue Reading →

Building holiday traditions: Melissa and Doug Advent Calendar

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. I mentioned in Monday's post that holiday traditions are becoming increasingly important as my girls get older. They notice all of the little things: special decorations, festive treats, and seasonal music. Seeing their eyes light up at [...]

Easy Turkey Craft to Do with your Kids

Thanksgiving week is officially upon us - I swear we were just picking out Halloween costumes, but here we are mamas! I don't tend to do a ton of decorating for Thanksgiving, but having kiddos makes me want to make the most of every holiday. When my friend Jordan asked me if I wanted her [...]

Comfy and Cute Holiday Style

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. It's that time of year - Thanksgiving feasts, cookie baking, Christmas decorating, gift shopping, and a flurry of other fun holiday events. And of course all of these occasions (no matter how big or small) [...]

Four Ways to Encourage Pretend Play at Home with your Kids

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. Three is so fun! Challenging, but so, SO fun! The mind of a three-year-old is a truly amazing thing - I absolutely love watching Eleanor spin worlds make-believe. As her mama, I do my best to create [...]

Lekue Lids

For several years, I've been slowly transitioning to more environmentally friendly products in our home. I'm nowhere near perfect, but I know that even the smallest change has a positive impact. Today I thought I would share three of my favorite eco-friendly switches! 1. Tom's of Maine Personal Care Products  I first started using Tom's of Maine when [...]

Owl Post for Haunting at Hogwarts at Omaha Children's Museum

Halloween kicked off early this year with our very first "adult night" at Omaha Children's Museum. Last Saturday they threw a Harry Potter themed bash aptly named "Haunting at Hogwarts." It was an incredibly fun event - they thought through every last detail and made the night truly magical! I have some photos below, but you [...]

Easy and delicious Halloween snack for preschoolers

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. This time of year is amazing for so many reasons - colorful leaves, pumpkin patches, crisp air, and Halloween! Holidays are some of the best parts of being a mama. There are so many awesome opportunities to [...]

Happy Saturday mamas! The girls and I kicked off our weekend with a trip to The Rose Theater yesterday afternoon to see a preview performance of Mouse on the Move, a brand new interactive show just for preschoolers! And as you'll see below, Everly refused to take off her hat all day yesterday, but I [...]

hurry-up

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 [...]

Grandpa Dairy Farm

It's a well established fact that my family is obsessed with Stonyfield yogurt! And back in August I had the incredible opportunity to fly out to Vermont and tour several of Stonyfield's organic dairy farms. It was an amazing experience and I learned SO much! I've tried to type out this post a million times but found it difficult to encapsulate [...]

Shrek the Musical at The Rose Theater Omaha

You guys, sometimes being a mom is really fun! I mean, there are a lot of great parts, but getting to surprise your kids has to be right up there in the top motherhood moments! Yesterday I loaded up the girls in the car and headed downtown to The Rose Theater for a surprise preview [...]

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