A Tennessee girl by birth, Audra has been following a man in uniform around the country for 14 years. She’s a mother of two “tweens” – Aidan (12) and Neely (9) – who has now called six different states home, landing in Omaha in July 2017. If anybody knows how to get to the heart of a town and find all the best activities for her family, it’s a military spouse! Audra’s passion is for travel, and she works from home as a travel agent, specializing in Disney destinations, cruises, and all-inclusive vacations. Other hobbies include running, soccer mom-ing, yoga, cooking, binge-watching old episodes of Friends, and exploring her latest hometown!
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My Daughter Learned the Truth About Santa Claus

Last Christmas was the first year everybody knew. You know, Mom moves Buddy the Elf every night. We don’t open packages out in the open for the entire month of December because something Santa...

Surviving an Amusement Park with Kids:: Tips & Tricks

My children are 10 and 13, which in my mind is prime for amusement park fun! I’ve still got one who is apprehensive about roller coasters, and neither of their theme park endurance levels are...

Salsa Recipes to Kick off Summer!

There are a handful of foods that, when placed in front of me, can cause all semblance of self control to fly right out the window. Chips & salsa fall solidly into that category,...

National Siblings Day: A Letter to My Children to Enjoy Their Siblings

Dear Aidan & Neely, It’s National Siblings Day today, and my wish for you both is that you can push pause on the constant acrimony for a moment and appreciate one another. I know, in...

National Pi Day:: Let Them Eat Pie!

I know what you're thinking. "Have an original idea, Audra." But seriously, what better day is there than National Pi Day to eat pie??? (Other than National Pie Day, of course.) I could eat...
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Start a New (Simple) Holiday Tradition This Year

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it's easy to get swept up in the chaos. Here are ten easy ideas to get your family into the spirit of the season: 1. Cookie Swap Host a cookie swap....

How to Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday!

On November 18, 1928, a lovable little mouse made his debut in an animated short film called Steamboat Willie, one of the first cartoons to feature synchronized sound. Since that time, Mickey Mouse has...

Art in the Bag – Local Omaha Event – Supports Beads of Courage

I love learning of new opportunities to help others within our local community…especially when I can attend a fun event and be part of something bigger at the same time! The Charity Beads of Courage is...

It’s Cool to be Kind

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” –Aesop When we tell our kids, “Be kind,” what we’re really saying is, “Be helpful. Act with others’ feelings in mind.” This is a...

National Girlfriends’ Day … Grab Your Girls and Celebrate!

Girlfriends, this one's for you! I confess. Good girlfriends are a commodity that--while I value them so very much--don’t get the accolades they deserve nearly often enough. As someone who moves around frequently, I’ve collected...