be kind movement in omaha #BeKind

How can we teach our children to #BeKind when we are not doing it ourselves?

Nichole Omaha, Nebraska, Parenting fun, When I grow up 7 Comments

I’ve heard mixed emotions on the #BeKind campaign courageously working its way through the Omaha metropolitan area. Most say it’s wonderful. Others have thought a bit more deeply about the topic, “isn’t it sad that as a community we have to remind ourselves to ‘be kind’? Shouldn’t that, with everything else we have going on, at least come easily?” Of …

Your 2-Minute Guide to 2018 Fall Fashion

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Let’s make this intro short and sweet. I’m not a fashionista by any means, but I do like to know what’s trending. Most of the time I pick up on it months late, but not this year. I decided to do some research to deliver this 2-minute fashion guide for those that care about being a bit more on the …

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6 Reasons Why I Started This Blog

Nichole When I grow up 2 Comments

A friend of mine asked me the other day, “So, why the blog?” Now, this is a very good friend of mine. A friend that I can always count on for honest answers and questions. (Above is a picture of the coffee mug she surprised me with after my son was born.) Well, good friend, I’m glad you asked. Why …

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How to add boredom into your life?

Nichole Parenting fun, When I grow up 9 Comments

I remember when I was young and told my dad, “I’m so bored! There’s nothing to do! Why is this so boring?” Of course, I said it in the super whinnnnnny voice of a 12-year-old (no offense if you are 12 and reading this post, but maybe you shouldn’t be?). His response was, “Being bored is great! One day you’ll …

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6 Steps to Survive the New Baby Stage

Nichole Parenting fun 5 Comments

Parenting is rewarding in many ways. The first time they say “Momma” or “I love you” is absolutely the most amazing feeling. What’s not super amazing is getting up at 3am. There’s something about 3am that pains the soul. Your mind is not right, you can barely see, and I’m pretty sure you have just been woken up from your …

Top 5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in Omaha

Nichole Omaha, Nebraska 15 Comments

Eating out is a form of entertainment for me and my family. We enjoy being together, not cooking, devouring great-tasting food and not having to clean up after ourselves. It’s probably where all of our money goes, sure, but it’s more worth it than you might think. It’s safe to say that I’ve been to most of the restaurants within …

Should you LOVE your job?

Nichole When I grow up 6 Comments

You’ve heard the phrase: Do what you love. These four words mean a lot to so many. In fact, I personally have them proudly displayed in a frame in my office space right now. Do what you love, they say. Love what you do, they say. But what exactly do you love? Honestly answering this question is half the battle. …