Tried & True
Experiences Instead of Things
Every year the idea of “experiences instead of things” comes up either between colleagues at work or other friends with kids. Any parent that is interested in adding experiences to their Christmas list for the kids or family this year should definitely start with this list. Take a look at the ideas we came up with. Use them or tweak them to make them your own.
Sleep Better Tonight & Every Night
Expert advice to get your best rest!
Meet Alecia Neidig & Lindsey Anderson
Alecia and Lindsey founded Forever in Our Hearts, a non-profit that supports local families through their grief journeys.
Halloween Books for Kids
It’s the season of ghosts and goblins and we are thrilled to share our list of brand-new picture books along with some timeless favorites that are perfect for getting children excited for Halloween! We hope you enjoy these spooktacular booooks as much as we do!
Halloween Snack Mix
Halloween is almost here and we’re adding this Spooky Snack Mix from The BakerMama to our shortlist of fun treats to make. It has all the things we love in a holiday snack—sweet, salty, festive and a healthy dose of nostalgia.
Northeast Nebraska Halloween Events
Most of the towns in Northeast Nebraska all have special Halloween plans for the kids and families coming up throughout the month of October. Check out our list to see what is happening in your area!
Spooky Non-Candy Halloween Treats!
Looking for some candy-free options for Halloween this year? From savory eats to fun toys, here is a shortlist to start with. Find them all on Amazon Prime.
Meet Dr. Chelsie of Creekwood Chiropractic and Dr. Chelsie LLC
Dr. Chelsie has always known she wanted to serve others, and now she is doing that in multiple ways: whether it’s helping families through chiropractic care, sharing her knowledge as a childbirth educator, or supporting others on their health, wellness, and fitness journeys.
Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
These Maple Pumpkin Pecan Muffins are full of Fall flavor. Bake up a batch on the weekend to serve all week long as a grab-and-go breakfast!
Meet Tracee Larson
Tracee founded Creatively Seeded in the fall of 2004 and left her part time job in the corporate world in 2015. She continues to grow her business while using the gifts and talents God has given her to help and be a blessing to her clients.
Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini & Basil Recipe!
This Creamed Corn Pasta with Zucchini and Basil is the perfect end of summer recipe, packing in all that seasonal produce into a pasta dish that is both kid-friendly and vegetarian.
10 Places to Visit with A Child Under Four
A list of our favorite places that are tried and true easy places and activities to take a little one.
Fall Family Fun List-Pumpkin Patches & Apple Orchards
Today’s list provides you with a round up of all the pumpkin patches and orchards in and around the Northeast Nebraska area.
Generation 9/11: An Interview with the Filmmaker
Liz Mermin featured seven of the children who lost dads in the terrorist attacks 20 years ago.
5 Reasons Moms Should Play Sports
As we head into Fall, many of us are signing our kids up for Fall sports—and reminiscing about our own childhood sports careers. What we should be doing? Signing ourselves up, too. Experts say sports aren’t just for kids, and moms especially should stay in the game to have a happier, healthier life.
60 Things to Teach Your Kids Before They Leave the Nest!
The days may feel endless, but the years are not. Take some time every week to teach them something they’ll need to know when you’re not there. There may even be a few things on this list you can learn together.
Day Trips Part 4: Other Family Friendly Adventures
Whether you like being indoors or outside, we’ve got a few more places for you to add to your list of family friendly fun in Nebraska!
Meet Kara Allbaugh
Kara Allbaugh owns Rival Design in Columbus, Nebraska! She left the corporate world to pursue her dream of being a business owner and started her own design company. She shares about her journey to becoming a business owner, her love for Nebraska and the people here as well as a little about family life.
Weekend Round Up August 20th-22nd
Summer City Fest in Battle Creek, ‘Fork Fest in Norfolk, and a movie night in Columbus!
Meet Olympic Athlete Cat Osterman
We interviewed Cat about her journey to Tokyo, including becoming a wife and stepmom, her advice for parents raising young athletes, the biggest hurdles at this year’s Olympics, and more.