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Kroger Instant Win – 45,000 Prizes! Ends 2/25

Kroger (Baker’s in Omaha) has a NEW instant win game! There are 45,000 prizes including Pace, Clorox, Cheez-it, Kleenex, Nathan’s franks, Country Crock and more.

To play, simple click here and log into your Baker’s account and play the instant win game. The prize will be loaded directly to your card and you can pick it up free on your next shopping trip. You can play once a day through 2/25/16 and can win up to 10 times per account. Good luck!

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Recipe – Overnight Monkey Bread

How did Monkey Bread get its name anyway? Was the inventor a woman named Sally Monkey? Is it because monkeys go gaga for the stuff? Is it because it was originally shaped to look like a monkey? I have no idea – I can make up a story about it, but that’s not really necessary. Once you have monkey bread, you adore monkey bread. And you don’t really care WHY it’s called monkey bread. You’ll bake it. You’ll love the way it makes your house smell. You’ll love the way it makes your taste buds tingle. You’ll love the way it makes your stomach happy. You’ll love the way it says “Hey, I really like you” to whomever you’re serving it to. It’s just good stuff!

Now, Monkey Bread isn’t complicated to make. There’s only a handful of ingredients, but when I make it for a breakfast (like a holiday or a birthday morning!), I like to do as much as I can the night before to prepare. So that I don’t have to do as much in the morning. Less dishes that way! That’s what I’ve done here – re-done the instructions so that you can do some of the prep work the night before, and then just a little bit in the morning. But if that doesn’t appeal to you, no worries! Just do it all right then and bake it right away!

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(Overnight) Monkey Bread
Ingredients:
3 cans buttermilk biscuits (the non-flaky ones) – If you get the jumbo biscuits, you can get by with only 2 cans.
1 cup sugar
2-3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 sticks butter
1/2 cups brown sugar

Directions:
The night before (if desired):

  1. In a gallon zip lock bag (or a really big bowl with a lid), combine the sugar with the cinnamon. Mix it all up.
  2. Open the biscuits and cut each biscuit into 4 quarters. Drop the biscuits into the bag.
  3. When all are in there, seal and shake. Shake. Shake. Shake what your momma gave you. Shake some more.
  4. Put the yummy biscuits into a big bundt pan. (No mini-bundt pans here!)
  5. Spread these nuggets out evenly in the bundt pan. Refrigerate if you’re going to bake it later.
  6. In a sauce pan, combine the butter & brown sugar. Let sit on the stove (covered) or in the fridge for tomorrow morning.

When ready to bake:

  1. Take bundt pan out of the frig and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Turn on the stove top to melt the butter and sugar. Melt on medium heat. Stir until its all 1 color.
  3. Pour over the biscuits.
  4. Bake for about 30-40 minutes if it wasn’t refrigerated overnight. Bake a little longer if it started out cold. You can tell it’s done because it’ll be dark brown on top.
  5. Let sit for about 15 minutes (or longer) before flipping over on top of a plate. I dare you not to eat a piece!  Or 5.

 

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to three little boys (soon to be 4 this summer!). She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living

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Disney’s Newsies Live in Omaha February 16-21!

Disclosure: Complimentary tickets provided. As always, all opinions are mine.

I’ve been waiting for Newsies ever since the sneak peek with an electrifying performance at the Omaha Performing Arts Season Announcement last year. (Check out my picture with some of the Newsies cast. Squeal!) Disney’s live Broadway musical Newsies is finally coming to Omaha February 16-21 with catchy tunes and dance routines that include 31 backflips, and countless spins, leaps and tap steps!

Newsies, a Disney Theatrical Production under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Newsies, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, book by Harvey Fierstein, starring Joey Barreiro (Jack Kelly), Steve Blanchard (Joseph Pulitzer), Morgan Keene (Katherine Plumber), Aisha de Haas (Medda Larkin), Stephen Michael Langton (Davey), Zachary Sayle (Crutchie), John Pitera or Ethan Steiner (Les) under the direction of Jeff Calhoun, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, North American Tour

Original company, North American Tour of Disney’s NEWSIES. ©Disney. Photo by Deen van Meer.

If you’re not familiar with Newsies, based on the book Children of the City by David Nasaw, here’s a quick synopsis. Newsies is inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899”, when newspaper publishers raised the newspaper prices for newsies. Kid Blink, a young newsboy, became the leader of the two-week strike against the powerful newspaper publishers and rallied orphan and runaway newsies. The newspaper publishers did finally concede and in many ways, this strike was the beginning of the child labor movement.

Newsies, a Disney Theatrical Production under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Newsies, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, book by Harvey Fierstein, starring Dan Deluca (Jack Kelly), Steve Blanchard (Joseph Pulitzer), Stephanie Styles (Katherine Plumber), Angela Grovey (Medda), Jacob Kemp (Davey), Zachary Sayle (Crutchie), Anthony Rosenthal or Vincent Crocilla (Les) and Matthew J. Schechter (Les) under the direction of Jeff Calhoun, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, North American Tour premiere Thursday October 30 Philadelphia

Original company, North American Tour of Disney’s NEWSIES. ©Disney. Photo by Deen van Meer.

Newsies was released as a musical and dance performance on DVD in 1992 and became a cult sensation. Newsies Broadway show opened on March 29, 2012 and was an instant hit winning six Tony awards, nominated for 23 major theatrical awards and already has over 1,005 live performances. This is a show you won’t want to miss!

Newsies, a Disney Theatrical Production under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Newsies, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, book by Harvey Fierstein, starring Dan Deluca (Jack Kelly), Steve Blanchard (Joseph Pulitzer), Stephanie Styles (Katherine Plumber), Angela Grovey (Medda), Jacob Kemp (Davey), Zachary Sayle (Crutchie), Anthony Rosenthal or Vincent Crocilla (Les) and Matthew J. Schechter (Les) under the direction of Jeff Calhoun, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, North American Tour premiere Thursday October 30 Philadelphia

Original company, North American Tour of Disney’s NEWSIES. ©Disney. Photo by Deen van Meer.

Details about Newsies:
Dates: Tuesday, February 16 through Sunday, February 21, 2016
7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16; Wednesday, February 17; and Thursday, February 18
8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19
2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20
1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 21
Location: Omaha’s Orpheum Theater, 409 South 16th St
Tickets: Start at $40 and purchase online at Ticket Omaha, by phone at 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha box office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 12th and Douglas.

For more information and to keep up to date with the show, follow Newsies on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Follow Omaha Performing Arts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Are you excited to see Newsies? Who are you taking to this Broadway show?

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Note: All deals considered stock up prices after coupon and store savings will be highlighted in red. Here is a full list of stockpile prices.

NEW to Couponing: Check out my book ‘The Extraordinary Art of Couponing’, attend a class or order the Omaha World Herald Sunday newspaper.

Abbreviations:
P&G = Proctor & Gamble insert
SS = Smartsource insert
RP = RedPlum insert

Omaha grocery deals

ALDI
Sea Queen jumbo easy peel raw shrimp 12 oz frozen $5.49
Sea Queen large cooked shrimp 12 oz frozen $5.49
Sea Queen popcorn shrimp 18 oz frozen $3.99
Sea Queen tilapia fillets 32 oz frozen $4.99
Sea Queen wild caught salmon 32 oz frozen $6.99
Tyson pork roast kit 2.75 lb $6.99
Bananas $0.29/lb
Blueberries pint $1.69
Mandarins 3 lb $2.49 or $0.83/lb
Mushrooms, white, whole white or baby portabella 8 oz $0.99
Little Salad bar caesar salad kit 10 oz, spring mix 5 oz $1.49
Little Salad bar garden salad 12 oz $0.69
Navel oranges 4 lb $1.88 or $0.47/lb
Onions 3 lb $0.99 or $0.33/lb
Organic baby carrots 16 oz $1.69
Organic spinach 5 oz $2.49
Benton’s cinnamon graham crackers 14.4 oz $1.49
Northern catch pink salmon 14.75 oz can $1.99
Tandil essentials mountain fresh HE laundry detergent 50 oz $1.89

BAKER’S
73% lean ground beef, sold in 5 lb roll $2.29/lb
Boneless pork half loin, sold whole in bag $1.69/lb
Wild caught lobster tail frozen 4-5 oz $5.99
Texas grapefruit 5 lb bag $3.99
All laundry detergent 32-50 oz $2.99 (Free snuggle fabric softener 32-40 use when you buy 2 all laundry detergents, $0.50 printable coupon or from 1/3/16 RP or 2/7/16 RP = $2.49)
Pepsi or 7up 2 liter or Mt Dew kickstart 12-16 oz cans $1.00
Simple truth almondmilk or coconut milk or organic soymilk 1/2 gallon $2.50
Starkist chunk light tuna 5 oz can $0.50
Starkist chunk light tuna 2.6-3 oz pouch or lunch kit 3.28 oz $1.00 ($1/3 pouches printable coupon or from 1/10/16 SS = $0.66 each)
Dillons milk, Vit D, 2%, 1% or skim or Kroger chocolate gallon, limit 4 $1.99
Kroger peanut butter 15-16 oz or grape jelly 18 oz $1.50

***Baker’s Mix and Match Sale***
Buy 6 participating mix and match items, save $3 instantly at checkout. Participating deals include (Note: price listed is after discount):

American Beauty pasta 12-16 oz $0.49
Betty Crocker fruit snacks 6-10 ct $1.49 ($0.50/2 printable coupon or from 1/31/16 SS = $1.24 each Plus $0.50/2 SavingStar rebate)
Betty Crocker helper 4.7-12.2 oz $0.89 ($0.80/4 printable coupon = $0.69 each Plus $0.80/4 SavingStar rebate)
Breyers ice cream 48 oz or good humor frozen treats 6 ct $2.99
Campbell’s chunky soup 18.6-19 oz $0.99 ($0.40/2 printable coupon or $1/3 coupon from 1/3/16 SS = as low as $0.66 each)
Cascadian Farms organic cereal 8.6-16 oz or granola bars 5-6 ct $2.49 ($1 cereal printable coupon = as low as $1.49)
Chips Ahoy! cookies 9.5-14 oz $1.99
Coffee-mate coffee creamer 32 oz $1.99 ($0.50/2 coupon from 1/3/16 SS = $1.74 each)
Fritos or cheetos 7-9.75 oz or sunchips 7 oz $1.79
General mills cereal 9-13 oz $1.49 ($1/2 printable coupon, $1/3 coupon from 1/10/16 SS = as low as $0.99 Plus $1/2 SavingStar rebate)
Hillshire smoked sausage rope 12-14 oz $2.79
Keebler town house or club crackers 9-13.8 oz $1.99 ($1 printable coupon with 850 Kellogg’s Family Rewards points = $0.99)
Kroger water 24 pack 16.9 oz bottles $2.29
Maxwell House coffee 22-31 oz can $5.99 ($1 coupon from 2/7/16 SS = $4.99)
McCafe coffee 12 oz bag or kcups 12 ct $5.99 ($1 coupon from 1/10/16 SS = $4.99)
Minute maid orange juice or simple ades 59 oz $1.99 ($0.75 orange juice printable coupon or $0.55 Baker’s digital coupon = as low as $1.24)
Purex liquid laundry detergent 128-150 oz $4.99
Ragu pasta sauce 16-24 oz $1.39
Tombstone pizza 17.5-27.7 oz $2.99
Totino’s pizza rolls 36-40 ct $2.49
Welch’s 100% juice 64 oz $1.99

BAG’N SAVE & NO FRILLS SUPERMARKETS
93% lean ground beef $3.49/lb
Aquastar tilapia filets, sold in 4 lb box $2.99/lb
Bar S corn dogs 3 lb $4.99
John Morrell tasty links 7 oz $1.00
Sanderson Farms chicken leg quarters $0.99/lb
Braeburn apples 5 lb bag $4.99
Dole romaine hearts 3 ct $2.99
Green onions $0.50/bunch
Challenge butter 15-16 oz $3.00 ($0.75 printable coupon = $2.25)
Pepsi, Dr Pepper or 7up products 2 liter bottles $1.00
Roma original style pizza 12.1-14.1 oz $2.00
Our Family chicken noodle or tomato soup 10.5-10.75 oz can $0.50
Our Family gallon milk $1.79
Our Family toaster pastries 8 ct $1.50

***Bag’N Save, No Frills & Family Fare 3-Day Sale, Friday, Saturday & Sunday only***
Our Family bacon 16 oz $2.77
Our Family purified water 24 pack 16.9 oz bottles, 24 pack 10 oz bottles or spring water 24 pack 16.9 oz bottles $2.50
Our Family shredded or chunk cheese 7-8 oz $1.47
Purex laundry detergent 30-50 oz $2.22

FAMILY FARE SUPERMARKETS
Aquastar tilapia filets, sold in 4 lb box $2.99/lb
Bar S corn dogs 3 lb $4.99
John Morrell tasty links 7 oz $1.00
Sanderson Farms chicken leg quarters $0.99/lb
Tender ridge angus boneless beef bottom round roast $2.99/lb
Braeburn apples 5 lb bag $4.99
Dole romaine hearts 3 ct $2.99
Green onions $0.50/bunch
Challenge butter 15-16 oz $3.00 ($0.75 printable coupon = $2.25)
Chicken of the sea chunk light tuna 5 oz can $0.47
Mt Dew kick start 12-16 oz $1.00
Pepsi, Dr Pepper or 7up products 2 liter bottles $1.00
Roma original style pizza 12.1-14.1 oz $2.00
Our Family chicken noodle or tomato soup 10.5-10.75 oz can $0.50
Our Family gallon milk $1.79
Our Family toaster pastries 8 ct $1.50

FAREWAY
Boneless chicken breast $1.99/lb
Boneless flat iron steak $6.99/lb
Boneless beef rump roast $3.88/lb
Boneless whole ribeyes, 15-18 lb average $6.99/lb (with in-ad coupon)
Cod loins 10 lb box, limit 2 boxes $39.99 (with in-ad coupon)
Fareway ground turkey 16 oz $1.50
Hormel deli cooked ham $2.99/lb
Supreme Choice raw shrimp 51-60 ct 12 oz bag $3.99
Dole bananas $0.29/lb
Dole mini cut carrots 1 lb bag $0.88
Pink lady apples $0.99/lb
AE, Kemps or TruMoo chocolate milk, skim 1% or 2%, 1/2 gallon, limit 2 $0.99 ($1/3 kemps printable, $0.55/2 TruMoo coupon from 2/7/16 RP = as low as $0.66 each)
AE sour cream, regular, lite or nonfat 16 oz $1.68
Blue Bunny ice cream or hi-lite 4 quart pail $3.98
Bush’s best beans, chili, kidney, butter, garbanzo, northern, pinto, black or cannellini or blackeye peas 15-16 oz can $0.88($1/2 coupon from 2/7/16 SS = $0.38 each)
C&H pure cane sugar 5 lb bag or dark brown, brown or powdered sugar 2 lb bag $1.88
Nestle baking chips, semi-sweet, milk, chunk, mini, dark, white chocolate or butterscotch 10-12 oz bag $2.00
Plochman’s mustard 10.5 oz $0.98
Simply Potatoes hash browns, shredded, steakhouse, o’brien or diced 20 oz $2.00
Totino’s party pizza 9.8-10.9 oz pizza rolls 15 ct $0.97
Fareway all purpose flour 5 lb bag $1.49
Fareway butter, quarters or solids or unsalted quarters 1 lb $2.50
Fareway chunk light tuna, water or oil pack 5 oz can, limit 2 $0.48
Fareway ketchup 20-24 oz $0.99
Fareway split top white or wheat bread 24 oz $0.99
Fareway steamables, corns, peas, green beans, mixed vegetables or broccoli, 12 oz bag $0.98
Fareway vegetables, cut or french green beans, whole or cream corn, peas 14.5-15.25 oz can $0.60

HY-VEE
Bar S jumbo franks, cotto salami or bologna 12-16 oz $0.99
Honeysuckle White frozen basted turkey breast $0.99/lb
Hy-Vee raw EZ-peel shrimp, 41-50 ct 12 oz $3.99
Smithfield bacon 12 oz $2.99
Van de Kamp’s fish 18-24.6 oz $3.50 ($0.05/gallon Fuel Saver, $1/2 coupon from 1/3/16 SS = $3.00 each)
Kale $1.28/bunch
Red pepper $1.00 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Seedless red grapes $1.99/lb
Betty Crocker cake mix 15.25-16.25 oz $1.00 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Dunkin’ Donuts or Folgers K-cups 4-12 ct or Dunkin’ Donuts coffee 11-12 oz $6.99 ($0.10/gallon Fuel Saver, $1.50/2 coffee coupon from 1/10/16 RP = as low as $6.24 each)
Friskies cat food 5.5 oz $0.50 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver, $1.50/24 coupon from 1/3/16 SS = $0.44 each)
Little Debbie snacks 10.6-16.2 oz $1.25
Maxwell House or Yuban coffee 29.3-31 oz $5.99 ($1 Maxwell House coupon from 2/7/16 SS = as low as $4.99)
Old orchard or healthy balance juice cocktail 64 oz $1.78 ($0.02/gallon Fuel Saver, $1/2 printable coupon = $1.28 each)
Pepsi 6 pack 16.9 oz bottles $2.00 each when you buy 5
Yoplait greek yogurt, greek 100, whips, 2% plenti or liberte yogurt 4-6 oz $0.88 ($1/5 Yoplait Greek printable coupon = as low as $0.68 each)
Hy-Vee grade A fresh large eggs, 12 ct, limit 2 $0.99
Hy-Vee macaroni & cheese dinner original 7.25 oz $0.25
Hy-Vee microwave popcorn 3 ct $1.33 ($0.03/gallon Fuel Saver)
Hy-Vee potato chips 9.5-10 oz $1.67 ($0.02/gallon Fuel Saver)
Hy-Vee potatoes, frozen 19-32 oz $1.98 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Hy-Vee salad dressing 16 oz $1.67 ($0.02/gallon Fuel Saver)
Hy-Vee sandwich bread white or wheat 24 oz $0.99
Hy-Vee waffles 9.9-12.3 oz $1.67 ($0.05/gallon Fuel Saver)
Midwest Country Fare granulated sugar 4 lb $1.68 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)

***Hy-Vee 4-Day Sale, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Only***
Note: All deals require use of in-ad coupon

Bounty basic 6 big or 8 regular rolls or charmin basic 12 double rolls, limit 2 $4.99 ($0.50 Charmin printable coupon, $0.25 or $1/2 coupon from 1/26/16 P&G = as low as $4.49 each)
Dr Pepper, 7Up, sunkist, a&w, squirt, rc or canada dry ginger ale 6 pack 16.9 oz bottles, limit 6, 6/$10.00
Hy-Vee tomato sauce 15 oz can, limit 4, 2/$0.88
Tony’s pizzeria style crust 18.56-20.6 oz, limit 5, 5/$10.00

SUPER SAVER
Bone-in Angus T-bone steak $6.98/lb
Pollock fillets, sold in 10 lb box $1.68/lb
Smithfield boneless pork sirloin roast $1.78/lb
The Great fish company breaded tilapia fillets, 2 lb bag $6.98
Asparagus $1.77/lb
Fuji apples $0.96/lb
7Up products 2 liter bottle $0.98
Betty Crocker cake mix 15.25-16.25 oz $0.88
Coca-Cola products 24 packs can, limit 4 $5.98
Kraft tartar sauce 12 oz $1.48
Malt-O Meal cereal 22- 36 oz $2.28
Progresso soup 18-19 oz $0.98 ($1/3 printable coupon or $0.50/2 coupon from 1/10/16 SS or 1/31/16 SS = as low as $0.64 each)
Velveeta shreds or slices 8-12 oz $1.68
Best Choice cocktail sauce 12 oz $0.78

Want to learn more tips to save big on your grocery bill? Check out these posts:

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For a limited time, save up to $50 on select Amazon tablets and e-readers!

Kindle Fire deals:
Amazon’s new Kindle Fire 7″ tablet is only $39.99 (retail $49.99). This Kindle Fire is 8GB with wi-fi, front and rear cameras and can add up to 128 GB SD storage. This is an excellent price for this tablet!

Or, save $10 on the Fire Essentials bundle which includes the Kindle Fire 7″ tablet, slim cover and screen protector for $62.97 (retail $72.97).

Kindle Fire Kids Edition, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB for $79.99 (retail $99.99). This comes with a Blue or Pinnk Kid-Proof Case and 2-year worry free guarantee.

Kindle Fire HD 10 for only $179.99 (retail $229.99). This tablet has a 10.1″ HD display, Wi-fi, front and rear cameras, 16 GB internal storage and can add up to 128 GB SD storage.

Kindle E-reader Deals:
Kindle 6″ Glare-Free touchscreen display e-reader with wi-fi for $59.99 (retail $79.99)

Kindle 6″ Paperwhite e-reader with wi-fi and built-in light for $99.99 (retail $119.99)

These are some great prices on Amazon Kindle products, but hurry, these deals end February 13, 2016! Which one did you pick?

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Today’s guest post is from Audra Oestreich (see bio below) and is about something I believe in very much, Early Head Start. If you have young kids, this is an excellent program with lots of benefits for the entire family.

Head Start is a federally funded for program that promotes school readiness of young children. For fifty years, Head Start has given children and families the tools to succeed by ensuring a high quality education and access to healthcare and social services. Sarpy County Cooperative Head Start (SCCHS), a four school district cooperative program of Bellevue Public Schools, Papillion La Vista Community Schools, and Springfield Platteview Public Schools, provides services to pregnant women and children birth to age five. SCCHS serves 221 children through home base (anywhere in Sarpy County) and center base programs in Bellevue, Papillion and La Vista.

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Here are 12 benefits to enrolling in Early Head Start services:

  1. Receive Early Head Start services once a week in your own home at no cost to you.
  2.  Share parenting successes and challenges. Your Home Visitor is there to support you through the joys and challenges of parenting! Need some tips on a temper tantrum? Or just want someone to share in the success of finally getting a full night’s sleep? That’s what a Home Visitor is there for!!
  3. Learn how to locate and use resources in your own community to support your child’s development. Our staff have lots of resources available to connect your family with the right agency in the area!
  4. Interact and network with other families who have babies and toddlers at bi-weekly socializations. Share what worked when you tried to potty train your toddler or how did you get your baby to actually eat avocados and like it?
  5. Form a close relationship with your Early Head Start Home Visitor. Your Home Visitor will get to know you and your child so that they can form a partnership and help you meet your goals!
  6. Eliminate feelings of isolation by forming relationships with other parents and your Home Visitor. Do you ever feel like you just want another adult to talk to? You can look forward your weekly visits from your Home Visitor as well as socializations with other parents in the program! Network with some parents at socialization and connect outside of socializations!!
  7. Be directly involved with your child’s development.  You know your child best! You help plan the lesson plans for the following week. What are you looking to develop in your child’s skill set?
  8. Learn how to use simple objects in your home to support your child’s development. It’s amazing what we have in our home that can suddenly become a toy—old cereal and tissue boxes can suddenly become building blocks! The laundry basket becomes a way to help your child learn how to walk!
  9. Strengthen your relationship with your child. Our staff will encourage your relationship with your child as well as provide you with information on child development. As you better understand child development, it will lend to a stronger relationship!
  10. Work on family’s goals established by YOU! Families establish goals that can range from getting a college degree, to buying a car, to getting a child potty trained—it can be anything that is important to your family!
  11. You select the day and time to have home visits that best meet the needs of your family.
  12. Learn about child development, home finances, cooking on a budget, home safety and other topics that you are interested in. Our staff provides education in home and attend agency events for even more learning opportunities!

Interested in applying for the program? Families must live in Sarpy County and meet income requirements. Check out www.sarpyheadstart.org or call Audra at 402-339-6592 ext. 107.

About the guest post author:
Audra Oestreich is the Child and Family Services Manager for both Early Head Start and Head Start Programs at Sarpy County Cooperative Head Start. She has a Master’s degree in Human Services and her undergraduate work is in psychology and early childhood education. Audra manages the enrollment for the agency, family services and oversee health and nutrition for the program.

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One awesome benefit of Amazon Prime is that every month Prime members get a FREE ebook from the Kindle First selections. These books are available exclusively to Prime members before their official release date. As a Prime member, you can select one of the featured Kindle First ebooks FREE every month – that’s 12 free ebooks a year!

Here are the February 2016 choices for Kindle First:





Which Kindle First book did you choose for February?

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