July 29, 2014

Exploring Platte River State Park With Kids

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There’s a lovely state park halfway between Omaha and Lincoln with lookout towers offering views of a river, lush hardwood forests, paddleboats and a pool. If you’re thinking Mahoney State Park, think again. Platte River State Park is a quick 20-mile drive (give or take) from Omaha. It’s not usually the first park to come to mind when we decide to get some fresh air, but after this past … [More...]

July 28, 2014

Insider’s Guide To The Iowa State Fair

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Editor's note: This is a guest post by the funny Bolton Carley, a blogger out of Bellevue, Neb., who's made the trip to the Iowa State Fair more times than she'll admit. Day trip alert!  Day trip alert! Where do you need to go?  Only one of the 1,000 places you should see before you die:  the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa!     If there was ever a place to see, and a … [More...]

July 26, 2014

Parenting: The Years Are Short

Me and my girl at the Color Run on July 19, 2014.

  This weekend, I had a parenting revelation: My baby boy is really a boy now. You’d think having him out of diapers for about two years now, I’d have had that revelation sooner. But there I was, on the carousel at at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, having “a moment.” I had gotten on with Farley, helped him up onto the zebra and watched him buckle himself in. Right then. I … [More...]

July 25, 2014

What I’m Reading July 25

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I’m trying out a new thing each week - sharing what I’ve been reading this week. I like to highlight mostly Omaha or regional bloggers, you'll notice. I throw in a couple of children’s books because I’m also reading those, I just happen to be reading them aloud.   Blogs Mom On The Rocks Funday Monday - Leslie over at Mom on the Rocks shared two Soul Pancake videos that were … [More...]

July 24, 2014

Fun Things To Do In Omaha July 25-27


Looks like this weekend, you’ll want to break out your cowboy boots. Here are three fun things to do in Omaha this weekend:   Wild, Wild West Day When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: The Durham, 801 S. 10th St. Why: It’s a fun time for the cowboys and cowgirls in your life. Live … [More...]

July 22, 2014

Exploring Indian Cave State Park With Kids

Indian Cave, one of the attractions of this Nebraska state park.

Note: This visit to Indian Cave State Park was part of a full day trip from Omaha. Most of the day was spent in Brownville, which you can read about in yesterday’s post.   Not far from the Missouri border, about 10 miles from Brownville, is the Nebraska attraction, Indian Cave State Park. … [More...]