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in Kids & Family, That's Life, Travel Tips

5 Perfect Birthday Gifts For The Teenage Girls In Your Life

I am so excited!  It’s July, which means I get to buy birthday gifts for teenage girls – two of my nieces.  But, as they are getting older, I’m finding it harder and harder to pick the perfect gift.  I know everyone says to just get them a gift card, but I really don’t like being that gift card person, even though I have been…

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in Home, Kids & Family

I’M NOT THAT MOM!

Hands up if you are tired of people telling you to stop living through others and live for yourself.  My hand is WAY up!  For those who say we do too much for others and for those who say we have no life of our own, I have one thing to say – Stop telling me how I should live and ask me if the…

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in Kids & Family, That's Life, Triathlon

Discovering the Forest Near Us – Hiking Omaha

One of my family’s greatest pleasures is being outside. No matter where we move to or travel we also search for the closest parks, hiking areas, and bodies of water to explore. Two weeks ago we moved to Omaha, Nebraska and are living downtown in an apartment so finding the closest parks is even more of a priority. Over the years, my husband has taught…

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in In Our Kitchen, Kids & Family, On the Menu, Recipes

BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTHY LUNCHES

So my kids are those kids; they never buy school lunches, but carry their own. They always have a variety in their lunch bags, use real forks and recyclable containers, including glass, and a real napkin. Yea, their friends always made smart comments, until they beame super jealous. (Did I mention they have made it all the way to their senior year in high school…

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