Becka is an Iowa native who moved to Omaha in June 2015. She is one half of a higher education couple, a mom to identical twin boys (Avery and Elliot 2014) and two sassy wiener dogs (Nora and Knox). Becka enjoys the craziness of twins and the unpredictability of each day. Even with three degrees, most recently a doctorate in higher education, she continues to find herself googling things like “pachycephalosaurus + herbivore” or “excavator vs digger.” With two very energetic and curious preschoolers at home Becka enjoys the peacefulness of her daily commute to Lincoln where she is a coordinator in the Nebraska Business Honors Academy. Becka loves being outdoors in her garden, on the lake with her family, or sitting on the patio with a friend. Her kryptonite is diet coke, peanut m&m’s and a kid free Target trip.
Family Guide to Husker Game Day

Go Big Red! A Family Guide to Nebraska Husker Game Day with Kids

When I moved to Nebraska and started working at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, it was evident that this state loves football. In fact, more specifically, they love Husker football. According to Husker Athletics, “Memorial...
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ISO: Casual Mom Friend

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Endless Flavors: Hudsonville Ice Cream

Endless Flavors: Hudsonville Ice Cream

Anyone who knows me knows I love ice cream! It doesn't matter if it is soft serve, slow-churned, or gelato—I don't discriminate! It is all delicious! So when I had the chance to try ice...
A Thank You Letter from a Working Mom Omaha Mom

A Thank You Letter from a Working Mom

Being a mom is hard, being a working mom is a totally different kind of hard. It is hard to want a career and to be a mom. It is hard to provide for...
Teach Your Child to be Funny Omaha Mom

Teach Your Child to be Funny

I have two boys; one is naturally funny. He doesn’t even try to be. He just is. My other son is not funny at all, not in the least, but he has learned how to...
Creating Connection with your Son Omaha Mom

Creating Connection with your Son

I am always looking for fun and innovative ways to connect with my sons. As they are getting older and more independent, I am so grateful we have family traditions that encourage bonding and...
Easy Short Hairstyles for the Busy Mom Omaha Mom

Easy Short Hairstyles for the Busy Mom

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Five Netflix Shows that put a Comedic Twist on Modern Motherhood

I have picked five of my favorite Netflix shows that will take your mind off whatever nonsense motherhood has thrown at you today. They are authentic and hysterical. Each one of these makes me feel...