It is the fall of your child's senior year of high school, and that means it is college application time. As someone who reads hundreds of college honors essays each year, I'm often asked what makes a good college essay?...
Rarely is it just one issue that causes parents to consider to homeschool their children. Often it is a combination of reasons. Schooling at home (or anywhere for that matter) is an extremely personal choice and the reasons for doing so are wide and varied.
Welcome to Omaha Mom Bookshelf! A series where we share books tips, recommend books, and share how we encourage our family to pick up books and read! Join us every month and share with us what you’ve been reading! Here’s...
Homeschooling was something that I always wanted to do. I loved the idea of facilitating my children's education and being really hands-on. I homeschooled my oldest for preschool when he was 4, but when we lost our son Bennett, I...
I don't know about you, but I want children to begin a passion for reading when they can hold a book. Not just my own children, but any child I may come to impact. To help with this goal, we...
In my job I often get to go to teachers’ classrooms and talk to the students about money, saving, credit, budgeting, and other topics. One of my favorite things to do is to play money games with the kids...
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 this coat?” “We only have...
Playing games has always been a favorite activity of mine. There are games for everyone: all ages, stages, and group sizes. I am happy our family is getting to the stage of having weekly (realistically) monthly game nights where...
We all want the best for our kids—we want them to take our triumphs and improve upon them, avoid our mistakes, and generally be more successful. Tessa wrote about ways to set up your teen for success in high...
For us here in Nebraska, we tend to have a soft spot for Arbor Day. After all, the first American Arbor Day was celebrated just down the road in Nebraska City. But what really is Arbor Day? How did it come...

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