Tessa A. Adams is a graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Masters in reading. She is a language arts and creative writing teacher and is the co-author of the blog www.familyfootnote.com. She has three children and when she is not mothering or teaching, she is writing. Her work can be found in Fine Lines Literary Journal, Huff Post Parents, Empty Sink Publishing, Route 7 Review, Sammiches and Psychmeds, THAT Literary Review, The Sunlight Press, xoJane, and Parent.co.

Six Sanity Saving Life-Hacks for Working Moms to Make Life Easier!

I’ve been a working mother for 14 years. I am by no means an expert! I have learned some valuable life-hacks over the years that make life a little less chaotic. Here are six life-hacks...
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Choose Midtown Crossing for Family Fun

My family and I have recently discovered an amazing place in Omaha. Last weekend, we spent an entire Saturday and Sunday exploring Midtown Crossing. Located at 31st and Farnam, Midtown Crossing is a playground...
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10 Omaha Metro Breweries More Than Worth the Trip

Omaha and its surrounding areas are known for many things: the Henry Doorly Zoo, the College World Series, Fontenelle Forest, and The Old Market to name a few, but we’ve also got a pretty...

Finding Peace at Bedtime

When I was a young mother of one, I had no idea how good I had it at night time. My oldest has always been like me: he cherishes sleep. When he was a...

This is What It’s Like Teaching Your Children in April

In Nebraska, many of us know what it’s like to be a mom of school-aged kids in April. It’s full of constant uncertainties. “It’s cold in the morning, but by recess will he need...

Mama: You Need to Meditate

My Problematic Morning Mantra to my Kids: “Come on. Let’s go.” “Your socks aren’t on yet, and school starts soon. Let’s do this, kiddos.” “You forgot what at home? We’ll have to hurry back to get it.” "We're...

Feeding Series: Formula Feeding

Like all moms, I had fantasies of the kind I’d be when it was finally my turn to give birth. I wanted an epidural-assisted natural birth. I wanted to breastfeed until my first born...

I Pinky-Promise I Will Be a Good Sport

I have been a mom of kids in sports for ten years now, and I love it. My boys feel as comfortable on the field as they do in the classroom, and for that...

MDA Omaha {Non-Profit Feature}

I’ve been fortunate enough to know some pretty amazing people in my lifetime. Jamie Davis, of Omaha, Nebraska is no exception. Having met in college, I always knew my beautiful friend of twenty years...

We Can Love

I’ve cried so many tears for Florida. My husband and I have debated the politics. My fellow teachers and I have discussed the next steps, and my pack of moms and I have cried....