I love children's books. Those that get brought out at only certain times of year feel even more special, don't they? I have six spring-themed picture books to share. These have stood the test of time for me and...
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...
“Seriously, Mom, you are the ONLY person in the WHOLE WORLD who even reads those terms of agreement!” Omaha Mom Andrea’s tween whined these words to her as she told her “No,” again, in response to her request to sign...
As parents, we want to make sure we set up our kids for success. One way to help make sure our kids are ready for success and the real world is to help make sure they understand how to...
Learning in our backyard is one of the most powerful tools during this time of restricted travel and playgrounds and pools being closed or limited. Now is the time to find entertainment and learning with your kids right outside...
The Pandemic has been a time of self-discovery for me. As a mom of young athletes, after working all day, I was only home long enough to grab supper from the crockpot and head out to practice or a...
“What’s that beeping?” I asked. Beep. . . beep. . .beep. . . . Every minute there was a distinct chirp from somewhere in my house.  I checked the fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in the various locations throughout my home....
I’m gonna get really real, really quickly. There are times when being a mom of a child with special needs is incredibly frustrating. There are hoops to jump through, insane amounts of paper work to fill out, and so...
The new year is a perfect time to set a reading goal. I try to set a goal each year, and I encourage my kids to do the same thing. You can make your goal a certain number of...
Children’s literacy is a passion of mine. My children know I’m hard-pressed to say no to a book purchase. I don’t possess a $5-a-day habit, so I’ve justified books as my vice and am okay with that. Shopping at...

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