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Kidchella Omaha Music and Arts Festival

There is no shortage of wonderful family events to attend in Omaha, but I’m particularly excited for the upcoming Kidchella Music and Arts Festival on September 10th at Stinson Park! We are a music loving family. One of the girls is usually humming a tune, and Jeff and I regularly get original song and dance performances… Continue Reading →

My Reset and Repack Diaper Bag Routine: How to get out of the house with only the essentials

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SuperAbsorbent #CollectiveBias Little kids come with a surprising amount of "stuff" (because you quickly learn that you can never leave home without diapers and snacks) and somehow us moms are always the ones left hauling it all around ;) [...]

Nap Time Notes: Remembering to do it Twice

One morning recently as I was choosing music on Pandora for the girls, something struck me: I have TWO kids. I need to do things TWICE!  Ok, I know this sounds painfully obvious, but bear with me. As I was selecting which station to listen to, I decided to scroll through the long list in [...]

toddler fun roller coaster

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. You guys, I can say without a doubt, that this summer has been the best. As much as I love a snuggly baby, having an independent toddler really opens up life. We've been on-the-go practically nonstop this [...]

Nap Time Notes with Joanna from Makingmine

Hey mamas, I'm popping in today with a quick post! I'm starting a new "Nap Time Notes" series where I'll kick back while the girls nap and scribble out my thoughts on whatever topic is swirling around this "mom brain" of mine. Mostly, I just want to connect with you all! Should be fun ;)  Do I have any [...]

SAHM: Am I Supposed to be More?

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for three years now, and I’ve never felt the need to apologize or explain myself to anyone… except my parents. They’ve always been 100% supportive of my decision not to work outside the home, but a part of me can’t help but feel like this isn’t what they raised me to [...]

9 months pregnant, 1 year postpartum

I’m 14 months postpartum now with baby number two. My sweet Everly is 1 year old and Eleanor is already three! I feel like I’m in uncharted territory. By this point in my first postpartum journey, I was already pregnant again. There was one month where I wasn’t breastfeeding or pregnant, so if you were to [...]

Finding New ways to Play with the Joovy Tricycoo

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. I think one of the most beneficial parts of having play dates (other than getting to have an adult conversation with a fellow mom) is that I get to see how other parents interact with their kids. [...]

Avoid the Oops with Walmart.com

Thanks to SheSpeaks/Walmart for sponsoring this post! You guys, this may come as a shock, but I'm not a perfect mom. Like far, far, FAR from it. I've had more "oops" moments in the past 3 years than I can count. In fact, I remember my very first "oops" moment as a parent. The nurse [...]

Gift Idea: Personalized Books for Kids

I feel like I go through the same routine whenever I am in search of a gift... what can I get someone that means something? Every once in awhile I think of that perfect "something" to give as a special gift, and lately I've been on a kick giving personalized gifts to my loved ones. They're [...]

EleanorTHREE

Eleanor turned THREE last week! So if she's three, how old am I?! ;) My "baby" is a far cry from a baby anymore, and I'm loving this new stage in life. Just as my mom forewarned, TWO isn't so terrible.... THREE is where the challenges really start to kick in. But today I'm not going [...]

All by myself: Shoes

At 13 months, Everly is 100% in the "I'll do it myself" stage. She's fearless, adventurous, and determined to do everything Eleanor does. The 22 months that separate my two girls mean nothing to Everly. If Eleanor can do it, so can she! Once Everly started solids, she grew weary of spoon-feeding very quickly. She's [...]

Milwaukee Art Museum

Hello there! We survived our 2 week road trip with the girls, and it feels SO good to be home. Both kiddos picked up a couple of less than ideal habits over the course of the trip (aka Everly waking to eat THREE times per night), so we're taking some time to readjust back into our [...]

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