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Happy Saturday mamas! The girls and I kicked off our weekend with a trip to The Rose Theater yesterday afternoon to see a preview performance of Mouse on the Move, a brand new interactive show just for preschoolers! And as you'll see below, Everly refused to take off her hat all day yesterday, but I… Continue Reading →


You never know where motherhood is going to take you. This week I found myself sitting on the floor of the Target bathroom desperately trying to convince Eleanor to put on a pair of new leggings while simultaneously stopping Everly from stripping herself naked. There were socks and shoes strewn all across the floor, half of [...]

4 Ways to Reset Your Toddler's Day

Let's be real, not every day goes as planned with a toddler. Ok, let's be really real, MOST days don't go as planned with a toddler. And while three year olds can be some of the sweetest creatures on the planet, some days are just plain bad. Occasionally I find Eleanor and I getting caught in [...]

Grandpa Dairy Farm

It's a well established fact that my family is obsessed with Stonyfield yogurt! And back in August I had the incredible opportunity to fly out to Vermont and tour several of Stonyfield's organic dairy farms. It was an amazing experience and I learned SO much! I've tried to type out this post a million times but found it difficult to encapsulate [...]

Shrek the Musical at The Rose Theater Omaha

You guys, sometimes being a mom is really fun! I mean, there are a lot of great parts, but getting to surprise your kids has to be right up there in the top motherhood moments! Yesterday I loaded up the girls in the car and headed downtown to The Rose Theater for a surprise preview [...]

Everly at 18 Months


With Eleanor, I kept meticulous notes about all of her milestones. Lists with the dates she first said different words, her height and weight percentiles at each well check, and when she mastered new skills. With Everly, I've taken a different approach. Sure, you could blame it on "second child syndrome," but I think I also [...]

More Than Good Intentions: How I Finally Reached My Goal

If I'm being honest with myself, my follow-through in life is not that great. I say "YES!" to so many things, move forward on my next great idea, start a million projects, and yet hardly ever see myself complete anything in its entirety. I mean, I do a lot of things right - the things [...]

Preschool and Play

Preschool + Play: Reinforcing School Themes at Home

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. With Eleanor starting preschool this fall, we got to partake in a very important rite of passage: back to school shopping! Eleanor's actual school supply list was fairly short, but we decided to hit up buybuy BABY [...]

Goodnight Moon at The Rose Theater Omaha

Yesterday was a really fun day - I got to take BOTH of my girls to a performance at The Rose. We were kindly invited to a sneak peek of Goodnight Moon, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see the classic tale on stage with my little ladies :) Everly is still rather young to [...]

Stop Telling Me to Cherish Every Moment with My Kids

It seems like every time I scroll through my newsfeed, one of my friends has shared a heart-wrenching article on some variation of how fast our kids are growing up: "you never know when the last bedtime story will be" "only 940 weekends until they graduate" "don't blink, because it will ALL be over" "everything [...]

Lunch Packs for Little Hands

It's the beginning of a new era: Eleanor starts preschool this week! She is incredibly excited, and it's been so fun answering her questions and watching her anticipation build for the "big day." She and I will both have a learning curve getting used to everything school entails (new people, new responsibilities, a new routine), [...]


Today I’m excited to introduce you to Katy Spratte! I first met Katy back in my Creighton days, and it’s been really neat to reconnect with her now that we’re both living in Omaha again. Her passion for philanthropy is apparent in all facets of her life - in both work and play, Katy is [...]

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 [...]


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