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From Generation to Generation

The Holiday season was a great one for our family. All the grandkids make it back to Lincoln. We were together for...

Finding Joy in Cooking

I find joy in many aspects of my life. However, at the beginning of December, I was DONE. I was done finding joy. The...

Listening to Your Body – Living with Endometriosis

Imagine being a senior in high school excited for your senior prom then hearing the words, “You might not be able to...

Is It Heartburn or Am I Having a Heart Attack?

It’s 9 p.m. on a Thursday night and my phone rings. I am on call for the hospital, but this time, the caller is...

Looking at All Sides of an Issue

I read the following the other day and I thought it made a great deal of sense as I wonder what my grandkids are...

From Generation to Generation

The Holiday season was a great one for our...

Finding Joy in Cooking

I find joy in many aspects of my life. However,...

Listening to Your Body – Living with Endometriosis

Imagine being a senior in high school excited...

Is It Heartburn or Am I Having a Heart Attack?

It’s 9 p.m. on a Thursday night and my phone...

Looking at All Sides of an Issue

I read the following the other day and I thought...

Pregnancy & Babies

Is There a Right Time to Have a Baby?

Is There a Right Time to Have a Baby?

Is there really a "right time" to get pregnant? As it turns out, everyone you ask will likely give you a different answer. It’s a question just about every person considers once they enter adulthood. The answer will not only be different for different people but may...

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Talking All Things Toddlers

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Kids in K-12 Grades

Continuing My Mom’s Tradition of Giving

Continuing My Mom’s Tradition of Giving

Generosity. As defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary: characterized by a noble or kindly spirit; having an abundance. As we begin this holiday season, this third season without my mom, I can feel the presence of my mom working through my hands and my heart....

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Let’s Talk About Santa

Let’s Talk About Santa

The holidays are fast approaching, and with them, a question that has haunted me each of the past few Christmases: Will this be the year my kids stop believing in Santa? If they ask, how do I tell them the truth? And how do I tell them the true meaning of Santa? The...

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Words of Grandparent Wisdom

Looking at All Sides of an Issue

Looking at All Sides of an Issue

I read the following the other day and I thought it made a great deal of sense as I wonder what my grandkids are thinking about today’s world: You can give them your love, but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. -Kahil Gilbran I don’t follow a...

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A Progressive Grandma, That’s Me!

A Progressive Grandma, That’s Me!

I’ve always thought I was a progressive grandma. I have tried to model an accepting, caring, giving type of behavior. For years, I included the grandkids in my time volunteering with the Food Bank, Malone Center and Vacation Bible School. The grandkids stuck with me...

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Small Changes to Make the World Better

Small Changes to Make the World Better

During the pandemic, I tried lots of new things. I enrolled in many online lessons to stay active during lockdown. I also used these diversions to provide some levity to my grandkids' lives. I didn’t expect them to take on my new challenges or learn new skills, but I...

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Our Health Experts Weigh In…

The Truth About Knee Pain

The Truth About Knee Pain

If you’re experiencing knee pain, you're not alone. Knee pain is quite common and the reasons behind why we experience it can vary. Here's what you need to know about knee pain and some ways to treat it. What Are the Causes of Knee Pain? As an orthopedic surgeon, I...

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Meet Our Authors

Mallory Connelly

Meet Mallory

Babies & Toddlers

Hello! I am born and raised in Lincoln, and I never plan to leave. As a small child I knew I wanted to be a mom.  My mom is my best friend, and I wanted that bond with my children. I went to college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a degree in Journalism, but my one passion was motherhood. My husband and I have been married for over 11 years now and we have two children. Cohen, my son, is 10 years old and Collyns, my daughter, is 7 years old. We recently got a dog, Maya, who is now the baby of the family. In addition to the time I devote to being a mom, I also work full-time at a local television station.  It’s a balancing act, but being a mom is one full-time job I never want to quit.   

Shelly Mowinkel

Meet Shelly

K-12 & Teens

My husband and I have three kids. Our oldest is a sophomore in college, our middle daughter is a sophomore in high school and our youngest is a seventh grader. Like most families, our calendar is color-coded with professional meetings and family and kid activities. In my free time, I like to read, write, exercise and travel.

Nancy Becker

Meet Nancy

Grandkids & Grandparents

Where can I even begin to explain the magic that consumed me when I found out I was going to be a grandparent? It didn’t take long, and I was a grandmother of four wonderful kids. With the birth of each one, I was in awe of my emotions and my love for these bundles of joy.  

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