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10 Tips for Parents of Picky Eaters!

I teach meal planning classes in Omaha and I hear so many parents who struggle meal planning for children who are picky eaters. They make a delicious homemade meal and the child refuses to eat it. This can be really frustrating when you are budgeting and meal planning and don’t want to cook an extra Read more

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50 Fun Ideas to Keep Kids Active!

Have you ever heard that play is a child’s work? Play is how kids learn social skills, problem solving and use their imagination. Play that involves movement and activity is essential for kids to maintain healthy weights, build strength and develop their motor skills.

My kids would be happy to watch TV or play video games all day, but I make it a priority to be screen-free and active for at least 60 minutes a day. Some days my kids are happy to just play in the backyard, but other days they are simply bored. So here’s a list of 50 fun activities you can do with your kids to keep them active! Read More…

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Hi-Ho! Hi-Ho! It’s off to school we go! Mom, pack my lunch, Thank you very much! I did the math and with three kids, I pack over 60 lunches every month. We definitely save money packing our own lunches, but we tend to get stuck in a rut of the same boring sandwich day after Read more

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Raising kids is awesome. They can make you laugh with their hilariousness. They can make you melt with their cuteness. They can inspire you with their kindness.

But raising kids is also really hard.

Between temper tantrums, the constant noise and mess, teaching them all the life skills they’ll need as adults, and continually wondering whether we’re screwing it all up… well, it can actually be one of the hardest things we’ve ever done.

If you’ve ever had conflicting feelings about parenting, I have something for you:

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Become a kinder, more intentional parent Choose consequences that are more effective Raise kids you actually (ahem!) like and want to hang out with Find healthy ways to release your frustration Eliminate the “gimmes” and teach them to serve others Plus, so much more! The combined value of the resources in the bundle is over $1,270, but you get EVERYTHING for 98% off! Read More…


Tips for Camping with Kids

I camped many times as a child, but this year was the first time taking my own kids camping. We had an amazing time and created lifelong memories. If you plan to camp with kids, here’s are some tips to have a fun and safe camping trip with kids! 1. Fire Safety If you plan Read more

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Top Books for Middle Schoolers!

Disclosure: Contains affiliate link. All opinions are mine. Middle school can be a tough time to find things your child really loves to read (or at least admit to loving). These books will be on your child’s wish list this school year and beyond. They’ll love the engaging storylines, and you’ll love the life lessons Read more


he summer is going by quickly and I can’t believe there are only a few weeks before my kids go back to school. We’ve enjoyed the relaxed schedule of summer and the first few weeks back to school are always a struggle. Here are some tips to help kids (and mom) get back in the school routine and make back to school a breeze! Read More…


13 Simple Lunch Box Recipes

It’s almost back to school time again! That means packing lunches again daily for my three kids. I know we often get stuck in a rut of the same sandwich day after day. Here are 13 creative and fun lunch box recipes to try with everything from delicious wraps, pinwheels, DIY pizza, fondue and bento Read more


Best Books for Grades K-2

Emergent readers need text that’s engaging and fun. Introducing younger readers to nonfiction, finding series books, and continuing to read aloud to your kids can help them really enjoy reading. Here are some of the best books for grades K-2.

The following books are great read alouds with adults or fantastic for emergent readers to begin to read on their own. It’s important to note that students at the kindergarten through second grade levels are reading at different rates. Some texts may be more challenging than others for some students, but all of the subject matters are appropriate for five through eight year olds. Read More…


Reading is such an important part of a child’s development. Many experts agree that you can never start reading too early. In fact, doctors say that talking to or reading to a baby while in the womb gives them a strong foundation for developing language skills. Once baby arrives, you’ll want to share fun, engaging stories with them. Reading to your newborn as part of a bedtime routine is not only a bonding time for parent and baby, but it’s also a great way to start instilling reading skills in your child. With so many amazing books for babies, it may be hard to narrow down which ones to start with. These are the top books to read during baby’s first year. Read More…