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Pregnancy & Babies
Top 5 Things I Would Tell New Moms
At the end of every year, there are always top 10 lists for something. Recently, a friend asked me if I could write a blog about the top five or 10 things I would tell new parents. So, after reflecting on the last 12 years of parenting, here are the things I wish...
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 have kids.” That was me. Obviously, as an 18-year-old I wasn’t thinking about my future children right then but as previously mentioned, when asked...
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...
Talking All Things Toddlers
Toys, Cash or Bust
It’s November 1 and the Walmart toy catalog has arrived. You look and see that things have already been circled and an entire page has a large circle around every toy. This is what happens every year. The toys wanted are circled with my kids’ names next to them, so I...
Helping My Son Make Middle School Friends
One quarter down and Cohen is doing great in middle school. He takes pride in his schoolwork, and really enjoys most of his classes, but hates it. He dreads going every day! I am not worried about his grades; he is getting all A’s. Even though he says middle school is...
I Need to Be More Empathetic
Growing up I was close to my mom. She was and still is my best friend. I could talk to her about anything. I felt comfortable going to her for advice. Now that I have children, I have strived to have continuous open conversations with them. The Need to Be More...
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Wherever life leads, we’re here for you. Whether you’re ready to welcome a new member to your family, looking for ways to stay fit and active, seeking a new direction in life with a career in health care, want to learn more about your health through convenient podcasts and easy online screenings, have a health concern and need a doctor, or are interested in giving back by volunteering. You can turn to us, and we’ll move Forward. Together.
Kids in K-12 Grades
Finding a Career Path & Writing Your Life’s Story
As I sit here and write this blog, I find myself just staring at my desk. I look at the notes taped to my computer screen, the pile of speaker notes and dates, the reminder to order a basketball team picture, a filled-in calendar with crossed-out days and a framed...
What to Do When Your Kid Wants to Quit Sports
My daughter, Collyns, is almost nine years old. All her life, she has hated sports. She tried gymnastics but didn’t enjoy it. She loves to swim but not in the winter. She doesn't have a competitive bone in her body. She's my “free spirit,” the complete opposite of my...
Dress for Interview Success
There are moms who love prom dress shopping and there are moms who love wedding dress shopping. Then there's me. I love to take my daughters shopping for interview clothing. Now, I haven't had the opportunity to go wedding dress shopping yet, but I sure do hope it...
Words of Grandparent Wisdom
How Healthy Is My Heart?
I fell in my home. It was in the afternoon on a very cold day. I was watching TV, keeping occupied inside instead of braving the cold and walking outdoors. As is known to happen to grandmas, I had the urgent need to use the bathroom. You’ve seen the commercials, so...
A Christmas Miracle in the Making for 2023
Our family had a wonderful holiday, and my grown grandkids are once again believers in Santa Claus. I’ve tried multiple times to get my grandkids together to go on a quick trip around Christmas. In the past, when the grandkids were on holiday vacation, we took several...
The Art of Digging
Our granddaughter has been playing volleyball since she was five years old, and I hate to say it’s coming to an end. On the Leaderboard When she was in elementary school, she was short but made up for her lack of height with her hustle. It’s almost as if she was born...
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Our Health Experts Weigh In…
What’s Weighing Heavy on Your Heart? How Weight Impacts Your Heart Health
Obesity in the United States is increasing at an alarming rate and is a primary cause of our country’s current health crisis. More than 40% of Americans are now obese, rising from 23% in 1990. Many times the terms “overweight” and “obese” seem interchangeable....
When Should You Start Screening for Colon Cancer? 50? 45? Never?!
When Should You Start Screening for Colon Cancer? 50? 45? Never?! If you answered 45 – good for you! Most people don’t realize that the recommended age by the American Cancer Society (ACS) to begin these screenings has been lowered from 50 to 45—and sooner if you have...
Beating the Winter Blues
I’ll admit, winter has never been my favorite season. I would gladly trade cold weather, less sunlight and getting sick more often for sunny days at the beach. The “winter blues” is a common term used to describe the increased sadness, lower energy and reduced...
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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.
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.
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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