Andrea is a wife to an amazing chef, mother to three active daughters, and teacher to prepubescent tweenagers. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, baking, and ignoring the laundry piles.
Spousal Envy

Spousal Envy: Am I The Only One Who Struggles?

Jealousy. Envy. The "green-eyed monster". Every now and then, this nasty little monster creeps its way into my brain, aimed right at the one person I love the most in this world—my husband. Am...
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Lice :: The 4-letter Word That Brought Me to Tears

Do you know the most terrible four-letter word a mother can hear? No, not a toddler repeating Mommy’s potty mouth. Not a ‘tweener testing the boundaries of colorful vocabulary. This word gets tossed around...
The BINGO Chore List Omaha Mom

The BINGO Chore List {& Free Template}

The chore list. It’s the worst. I hate making it; my kids hate seeing it. For weekend chore lists, I am home to supervise that they are getting done and to make sure distractions are...

The Tween Years:: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

I have taught 10- to 12-year-olds for 17 years—I love that age group. Fifth-graders are some of my favorite people! The parents, I would say that to in conferences or school conversations would always...

Mom and Me Getaways:: Why you should take a trip with ‘just one kid’

  A couple of years ago, my husband and I were invited to the wedding of a dear friend’s daughter in Chicago. My husband was not going to be able to take time off, so...

Alone Time in the Age of Social Distancing

I don't know about you, but I am a person who enjoys a fair amount of alone time in a week. I have been home 24/7 with my three kids for MONTHS during this...

Busy Schedules vs. Family Dinner:: How to Make Time for Family

Is family dinner is a thing of the past? With so many events for the kids in the evenings, it is tough to get everyone to sit together around the table for family dinner....

Dinner Party Planning:: Hosting is Not Just for Mrs. Maisel!

I've been binging The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and it has inspired is time to bust out Grandma's brisket recipe and bring back the dinner party! Once upon a time, in mid-century America, dinner...

When Mom Goes Back to School:: Mom Needs to do Homework!

It’s back to school time!  Time to shop for new clothes, new shoes, fresh spiral notebooks just begging to be doodled on……I love back to school shopping!  And I have loved back to school time...

Omaha Moms Blog: Introducing Andrea

Omaha Hello!  I am Andrea, and I am very excited to begin blogging with Omaha Moms Blog.  I was born and raised in Omaha, then went off to college at Wayne, America!  After graduating, I...